kodiak electric association

KEA operates an isolated grid system. The main power source comes from three hydroelectric turbine generators at Terror Lake. KEA also operates four independent diesel generation facilities (Kodiak Generating Station, Nyman Power Plant, Swampy Acres Plant and Port Lions) which are a mixture of diesel reciprocating engines and a diesel-fired combined cycle generation unit. KEA added 4.5 MW of wind power in July 2009 with the completion of Phase I of the Pillar Mountain Wind Project. Due to the great success of this project, KEA moved forward with Pillar Mountain Phase II in the fall of 2012. Phase II included an additional 4.5 MW of wind power and a 3 MW energy storage system.

Statistics as of April 26, 2016
Generation 2015 year-to-date 2016 year-to-date
Source MWH % MWH %
Pillar Mountain Wind 11,628 20.4% 13,600 24.6%
Terror Lake Hydro 45,265 79.3% 41,666 75.2%
Diesel Generation 145 0.3% 85 0.2%
Total 57,038 100% 55,351 100%

Terror Lake
Maximum water level: 1,420 feet
Minimum water level: 1,280 feet
Water level on April 26: 1,395 feet

Pillar Mountain Wind Farm
Net kWhs generated from July 2009 thru this April: 140,203,382
Estimated gallons of diesel saved: 9,873,478

Generation Source *Generation Cost
Pillar Mountain Wind 11 cents per kWh
Terror Lake Hydroelectric 6.8 cents per kWh
**Diesel Generation 28.90 cents per kWh
* Costs reflect generation expense only.
**Based on diesel fuel cost of $3.50/ gal.
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kodiak electric association | 1614 Mill Bay Rd.| po box 787 | kodiak, alaska 99615 | 907.486.7700