Pilgrim Hot Springs Geothermal Deployment
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, LOW-TEMPERATURE GEOTHERMAL
Kawerak, Inc., a tribal corporation in Nome, Alaska, is seeking to revitalize Pilgrim Hot Springs by providing stable electricity to the area. The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) developed options using wind, solar, and geothermal power production. The Alaska Microgrid Group provided a summary economic analysis of the options and a presentation format to allow Kawerak and its potential grant-makers to compare the choices. The work prioritized geothermal electric production for its long-term development impact on the hot springs property.
Pilgrim Hot Springs is located on the Seward Peninsula in western Alaska and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered one of the highest potential geothermal resources in the state. It is owned by Unaatuq, LLC, a consortium of seven local organizations based in the Bering Straits region.
Kawerak is a managing partner of Unaatuq, and is organized as a tribally owned and operated non-profit serving the residents and communities of the Bering Straits region.
FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) surface thermal imagery
Confirmation and production well drilling