kodiak electric association

Statistics as of November 29, 2017

Generation 2016 year-to-date 2017 year-to-date
Source MWH % MWH %
Pillar Mountain Wind 27,316 19.0% 21,454 14.0%
Terror Lake Hydro 116,107 80.7% 129,718 84.3%
Diesel Generation 479 0.3% 2,565 1.7%
Total 143,902 100% 153,737 100%

Terror Lake
Maximum water level: 1,420 feet
Water level on November 29: 1,394 feet

Pillar Mountain Wind Farm
Net kWhs generated from July 2009 thru this November: 177,238,691
Estimated gallons of diesel saved: 12,481,598

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.


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.

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