ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The community of Nome celebrated the official completion of its wind farm Thursday.
It's the largest collection of wind turbines in the state and taps into an energy resource that never goes up or down in price.
And there's plenty of wind out on the tundra of northwest Alaska. In the past few weeks, the wind farm has been up to full power at times.
"A tremendous amount of wind, and the majority of the wind comes from just east of north," said Brian Jackson, one of the founders of Western Community Energy.
Jackson spent more than six months planning and building the farm. He says the goal is to save diesel fuel -- ideally about 200,000 gallons per year.