- Maintaining Energy Security
- Usibelli Coal Mine: Energy and Community Support
May 12, 2020
With vast coal reserves and world-class coal mining, America is home to abundant natural resources that provide efficient, low-cost energy. Coal companies are not only vital to communities across the country and around the world for providing the electricity that people rely on, but when communities have been in-need of support during the COVID crisis, those same companies have responded in a variety of ways.
Usibelli Coal Mine supplies coal to six Interior Alaska power plants and produces approximately one million tons annually. During this crisis, the company is offering a range of support to its local communities, donating N95 masks to Fairbanks hospital, eye protection to the Tri-Valley Volunteer Fire Department, delivering meals to senior citizens, and providing meals for both health care workers and volunteers.
The mining industry has a long history of supporting the many non-profit agencies in Alaska that provide services to those most vulnerable in the community and Usibelli Coal Mine is part of that tradition.
“It was an easy decision to support the request,” said Joe Usibelli Jr, president of Usibelli Coal Mine. “We applaud the senior center for being proactive as the state and borough try to determine how much, and in what specific ways, the COVID-19 pandemic will impact us.”