Kodiak has three 1.5 MW GE wind turbines for a total of 4.5 MWs. These were the first large-scale wind turbines (over 1 MW) installed in the state and were intended to work in unison with Kodiak Electric Association's Terror Lake Hydroelectric Plant (which provides approximately 80% of the utility's annual power needs). The turbines are atop Pillar Mountain at approximately 1,200 feet above sea level. The turbines provide approximately 9% of the utility's annual power needs.
The project took approximately four years, with wind studies beginning in August 2009 and project completion in July 2009. Darren Scott, President and CEO of Kodiak Electric Association (KEA), was the project champion.1
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