Stebbins Bulk Fuel and Rural Power System Upgrades

Project Detailsx

Client: AVEC

Location: Stebbins, AK

Year Completed: 2011


> Planning & Design
> Environmental Permitting
> Geotechnical Engineering Service


Project Overviewx

Nearly all Alaska Native Villages generate their electricity locally using diesel generators. In Stebbins, The Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) uses the fuel to generate electricity throughout the community, powering heat and electricity for homes, the local school, and more. However, the fuel storage facilities in Stebbins were aging, and this critical infrastructure needed to be upgraded.

HDL was responsible for planning and designing a new co-located 780,000-gallon bulk fuel facility for the community. The project installed a new 1.8 MW power plant and integrated a wind turbine design into the power systems for the communities of Stebbins and St. Michael. HDL provided environmental permitting, civil engineering, and geotechnical engineering services for the project. The firm also assisted AVEC with transitioning from a “modular” to a “single building” power plant and incorporated heat recovery for the water plant and other community buildings.