renewable energy program from the state that helped pay for Kodiak Electric's
new wind farm could be asked to help fund a third turbine at the Terror Lake
hydro plant. KEA's president, Darron Scott, said the co-op is applying for a
grant from the Alaska Energy Authority.
-- (Terror Lake 1 11 sec "And
they go and rate them ... at the end of session.")
He said the
Terror Lake plant would be able to accommodate a third generator without much
-- (Terror Lake 2 24 sec "We've
been studying this ... it 50 percent bigger.")
there could be ways to divert more streams into Terror Lake to provide enough
water for a third turbine if it were built. Another option KEA has, now that
three wind turbines are online, is something called "pump storage,"
-- (Terror Lake 3 41 sec "That
is something that some ... the best way to go.")
Electric received a 4-million-dollar grant from the energy authority two years
ago for the wind farm, and a half-million-dollars last year to begin the Terror
Lake expansion study.
the wind farm, Scott says the three turbines have so far produced
3-point-3-million kilowatt hours of electricity since going online this summer,
saving 200,000 gallons of diesel fuel.