The North Slope Borough’s (NSB) remote Walakpa Gas Field was powered by three 125kW Waukesha generators that had reached end of life and needed to be replaced. The NSB decided to replace the three generators with Capstone Turbines – C65 65kW microturbine generators.
Walakpa is a remote natural gas consolidation site located approximately 25 miles southwest of Barrow (Utqiaġvik), AK. The site is surrounded by environmentally sensitive tundra. Walakpa can only be accessed by helicopter in the summer and tracked vehicle or Rolligon in the winter, making site logistics extremely difficult.