Tag Archives: KEA

Kodiak experiences widespread power outage

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak experienced a widespread power outage Sunday night. According to a Kodiak Electric Association press release, high winds affected the transmission lines that carry power from Terror Lake to the city near Pillar Mountain. As a result, most of town through the Monashka Bay area lost power a little after 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. As stated in the ... Read More »

Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project Expansion Gets the Go-Ahead

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KEA proposed diversion. (Courtesy of KEA) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association received a permit to start its Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project expansion, which would increase the lake’s clean energy production. Part of the project includes construction through federal land, which requires a lengthy permitting process with some steps KEA called “duplicative.” It had started on a legislative path to ... Read More »

House of Representatives Passes KEA Expansion Bill

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association is trying to speed up an expansion to its Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project, and the process is one legislative step closer to completion. KEA wants to use up to 20 acres of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge to build an extension to the project. With that comes a lot of paperwork and authorizations, some ... Read More »

Borough Recommends KEA Hydroelectric Project for Federal Funding

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state government may be short of funds to drive local projects, especially with the budget tied up, but federal funds are still available. The governor’s office is accepting applications from municipalities and tribal organizations with “shovel-ready,” infrastructure-building projects. If the request fits his criteria, the governor will forward it onto the federal government for financing. The Kodiak ... Read More »

Election Results in for KEA Board of Directors

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The results are in for the new additions to the Kodiak Electric Association’s Board of Directors. Ron Acarregui, Cliff Ford, Terry Haines, Tyler Kornelis, and Ben Millstein ran for the three open seats of three years each. KEA members turned in their votes and, in a press release, KEA announced Ron Acarregui won with 764 votes, Cliff Ford ... Read More »

KEA to Demolish Former Headquarters

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association unveiled its new building on Mill Bay Road in 2015, and now it’s demolishing its former headquarters on Marine Way. According to a KEA press release, the old building was constructed in 1965 and was the home base for member service operations and the finance and administrative offices. The Hartman Sub-station was in a ... Read More »

KEA Seeks Faster Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project Expansion

Kodiak Electric Association President and CEO Darren Scott testifying in favor of HR 220. Screen capture via YouTube Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association hopes to speed up an expansion of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project. Congressman Don Young recently introduced a bill, House Resolution 220, for that purpose. On Tuesday, Young spoke before the House Subcommittee on Water, Power, ... Read More »

Battery Upgrade Supports Future Power Growth at KEA

Batteries, as well all know, wear out. But sometimes you just want to upgrade your old lead-acid batteries to something modern and new, like lithium-ion. Those are the same kind used in your smart phone, high-end electric cars, and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Well, Kodiak Electric Association is doing just that by replacing the 3-megawatt battery storage system it uses ... Read More »

KEA Incumbents Assured of Another Term

Kayla Desroches/KMXT At its annual membership meeting in April, the Kodiak Electric Association will announce the winners of the board of directors election. However, since only incumbents have filed, all three will be familiar faces. The three candidates, Stosh Anderson, Michael C. Brechan, and Cliff Davidson each have 14 or more years of experience on the KEA board. And since ... Read More »

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