Contest #642: St. Paul Island harbour, Alaska

This was a tough contest, as seen by the number of correct responses. Let Paul and I know if it was too tough.

St. Paul Island is one of 4 volcanic islands in the middle of the Bering Sea. The island itself has a land area of 100 square km. There is a small community there with a harbour and the largest crab processing plant in the world (Trident). Highly automated for efficient snow crab production, the operation can butcher, cook, freeze and box more than 500,000 pounds of opilio per day.

There is one church on the island, Sts. Peter and Paul Church, a Russian Orthodox church built in 1907.

Found the island in the ocean:

  • Graham Hedley

After the hint:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Walter_V_R
  • Martin de Bock
  • hhgygy

Contest #641: the Ashegoda wind farm in Ethiopia

The Ashegoda Wind Farm is located near Ashegoda in the Tigray region of northeast Ethiopia. The 120 MW wind farm supplies electricity to more than 3 million Ethiopians. The powerful wind resource allows the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo), the national electric company, to produce each kWh at low cost (0,06 €/kWh).

A total of 84 wind turbines make up the wind farm.

This truly ends the renewable energy series of contests.

Before the hint:

  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Phil Ower
  • Graham Hedley

After the hint:

  • Walter_V_R

Contest #640: Xiluodo Dam, Sichuan, China

The Xiluodo Dam is a major power producer in Sichuan. With an annual output of approximately 55 terawatt/hours, it ranks as the 3rd largest producing power generation plant on the planet. Just this plant produces more power than such entire countries as Greece, Denmark, and Peru. This one site produces enough renewable power that if it was a country, it would be the 17th largest generator in the world.

Built in 2005, the dam also provides vital flood control for the region.

Those who flowed through the Xiluodo before the hint were:

  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy
  • Martin de Bock
  • Graham Hedley
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Nancy Barbato
  • Yusef Yakub Hoca Fendi
  • Hans1789

And after the hint:

  • David Kozina

Congratulations to Garfield with a perfect score this renewable energy series!