Line Fault Causes Power Outage in Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT

If you lurched awake at around 2 a.m. this morning and noticed the clock by your beside was black or your radio was off, it wasn’t just you. In a press release today, the Kodiak Electric Association reported a “heavy ice loading on the Terror lake transmission line” created a fault in that line and caused a system-wide power outage. The Terror Lake hydroelectric generators supply a majority of Kodiak’s electricity.

KEA operators turned to backup diesel generators, and areas of power returned spottily starting around 3 a.m. All other areas followed after 4 a.m. KEA writes that Terror Lake, as well as the Pillar Mountain wind farm, are both back online.

Check Also

Kodiak Electric Association’s impending rate increase partially due to lower energy sales to fish processors

For the first time in 30 years, electric rates are going up in Kodiak. The …

%d bloggers like this: