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A first look inside the SLAM vault On the inside, construction is still underway, as the elements of the SLAM facility's meticulously planned storage system are being put into place.Last week's visitors were able to walk into both levels of the vault, a massive two-level...
Slack Tide: You know you live in Juneau when...

...commute. You chastise your friends and family in the Lower 48 for using umbrellas. You've constructed a complex storage system for your mountain bike, even though you haven't ridden it in years. You've lied to dinner guests about the "organicness...
Teens charged in theft of $189K at Kivalina store

...Wulik River and knocked out a portion of the three-mile PVC pipe that supplies the community water purification and storage system. School was delayed five weeks while crews made repairs.
Alaska Digest

...Fairbanks has begun operating. The Golden Valley Electric Association project and the utility's new battery energy-storage system cost more than $120 million, exceeding 1999 estimates by more than $20 million. Golden Valley expects to save...
Boycott voting machines

...that recommends periodic backup of data and software to a separate recording medium to safeguard any computer/data storage system. Nationally, in many cases (like Alaska with Maryland's) another state's evaluation report was used to validate...
Fairbanks battery bank keeps lights on

...power to flow between the cadmium and nickel plates when charging (and discharging) the battery. The Battery Energy Storage System, dubbed BESS, was built by GVEA in 2003 to reduce power outages in Fairbanks. "To me, it's been a success story...
Outside editorial: Skewed priorities

...Yet the same body, at the time of this writing, had abandoned a proposal to spend $30 million on a natural gas storage system for Interior Alaska because of disagreement about how to deliver the money, whether through a direct appropriation...
'Solar battery' gets tryout in Fairbanks building near university

...Grunau.The demonstration project ventures into new territory for builders in the far north. Others have used thermal storage systems in interior Alaska but typically heat homes with tanks of 5,000 gallons or less. A tank five times that size will...
House committee hears factors behind plant closure

...another winter will likely pass before a commercial storage system being pursued by SEMCO Energy, Inc. and hoping independent producers and the commercial storage system will provide relief. But the issue of a stable...
Preserving everything from crucibles to crazy quilts only 6,000 square feet "we have to be really picky on quantities and duplicates," she said. A compacting storage system which rides on rails makes the best use of the collections room. Sectioned storage shelves can be maneuvered left...


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