Alaska: Energy company wants to test wind power in Hatcher Pass

WASILLA — A company that hopes to one day build a wind farm on Fire Island in Anchorage wants a permit to install towers to test the winds at Hatcher Pass.

“This company is wind-prospecting,” said Mike Sullivan, a natural resource manager with the state Department of Natural Resources.

Cook Inlet Region Inc. spokesman Jim Jager said the Hatcher Pass project is in the very early stages of development. It’s one of several wind ideas being working on by CIRI, an Anchorage Native corporation, and its partner enXco, a California wind energy company.

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