KEA Honored, Again, for Renewable Electricity

Jay Barrett/KMXT

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has announced the recipients of its 2014 Leadership in Clean Energy Awards, and not surprisingly Kodiak’s 99-percent renewable electric generation was one of the honorees. 

The 2014 awards recognize eight  state programs and projects that have accelerated the adoption of clean energy technologies and strengthened clean energy markets. Winners were chosen by an independent panel of five  judges, and are featured in a new report from the CESA.

In addition to Kodiak Electric Association, the Alaska Energy Authority received the award for the state. Others include the programs and organizations from Connecticut,Gresham, Oregon; New Mexico, Massachusetts, New York State and Sacramento.

CESA Executive Director Warren Leon said the eight programs honored were very diverse, including solar, wind, energy storage, hydropower, anaerobic digesters, microgrids, and combined heat and power. He called them all programs that should be emulated, and said Kodiak’s is an effective example of partnership of the community, the utility and the sate.

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