KING SALMON - The Naknek Electric Association is drilling a well near King Salmon to test the potential for geothermal energy.
Association General Manager Donna Vukich told KTUU-TV the search for renewable energy from underground heat has been a 10-year, $20 million project. If successful it could serve villages across Bristol Bay. The project requires a second test well to be drilled in September.
Naknek Electric currently relies on diesel to generate electricity.
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