CASE STUDY

Levelock

Microgrid serving Alaskan village of 50 homes with centralised generation and batteries to serve domestic demands.

Project Description
Smart Power Systems has been contracted to supply and install its comGRID microgrid system in Levelock Village, Bristol Bay in Alaska and selected to supply a further system at another site in Chenega Village, Alaska.    The Levelock system will be assembled in England over winter 2020 for installation on site in spring 2021, after the thaw.    Levelock is a remote village nearly 300 miles from Anchorage, with a population of less than 100. Over a 12 month design phase, the community selected our system for installation with a new generator set to enable significant fuel savings and operational efficiency across their local microgrid. The system will also deliver grid stability and absorb the major load changes that occur throughout the day and seasons.    We have worked on the Levelock project from inception, sizing the components to meet demand, modelling costs and fuel use, and selecting equipment to work in Alaska’s harsh environment. Our system has been designed for autonomous operation, which is essential in such a remote place. The project will be funded through bank finance with government backing. 
This project is making our vision for a prosperous future a reality. Not only are they bringing clean, reliable power to our village but they are working with us to develop a fish processing plant that means jobs and economic security for generations to come.  
Alex Talekpalek, President of Levelock Tribal Council
From day one, it was clear that Smart Power Systems got the brief. We worked with them through every phase, bringing on board numerous technical authorities in Alaska. SPS’s contribution will make a huge difference to people’s lives in one of the world’s most challenging environments.  
Byrne Huddleston, CEO of British American Energy