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Pillar Mountain Wind Farm:
As of November 12, 2009 the farm has generated 4,005,125 kWhs and saved 282,000 gallons of diesel.

Terror Lake: As of November 30, 2009 the lake’s water elevation is 1411 feet.

Terror Lake

Pillar Mountain Wind Project >>>view Darron Scott's presentation at the Alaska Power Association's Annual Meeting

Our efforts on the Pillar Mountain Wind Project have been highly successful. KEA purchased three General Electric (GE) 1.5 MW SLE wind turbines. KEA is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the State of Alaska and was also successful in receiving a second Clean Renewable Energy Bond (CREB) loan for $5 million from the IRS. The CREB funds give KEA a near zero interest loan for the project. A total of $12 million in CREB funds are allocated for this project.

Construction work involving the power line, substation infrastructure, road work, and turbine foundations was completed first. The wind turbines were delivered by barge May 30 and were transported to Pillar Mountain and installed. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 28, 2009. >>> click here for pictures

Terror Lake Hydroelectric Facility

Kodiak’s primary source of power is from the Terror Lake Hydro Project. Terror Lake is located approximately 25 miles southwest of the City of Kodiak and is operated under contract by KEA.

We realized significant progress in 2007 in furthering our offer to purchase the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Facility from the FDPPA. All parties agreed upon a non-binding term sheet allowing KEA to purchase Terror Lake for $38 million. This monumental step for KEA allows us to control our own destiny and move toward greater reliance on renewable power, thereby stabilizing our rates and lowering our future costs. We will keep you informed of the progress we are making on the acquisition.

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