Arctic Village Powerhouse

Delivered August 2005


One of nine prime power projects built by Controlled Power for the Alaska Energy Authority was built to their latest design concept and exacting standards. Arctic Village is a highly integrated project utilizing an extensive communication network.

Each site is equipped with a SCADA computer running Allen-Bradley RSView software to gather, display and data-log information from the engines, governors and meters. This information can be accessed via the internet for monitoring, programming or control purposes.

The 5-Section switchboard is custom angle iron frame construction rated at 480 volt, 1000 amp. It parallels four engine-generators, totally automatically, using molded case circuit breakers with contactors for electrical operation.

Major components include; Woodward GCP-31 digital generator controllers, Allen-Bradley SLC500 PLC with an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix backup PLC, DeviceNet I/O, and a 15" PanelView Plus color touch screen OIU.