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.