stakeholders in the Four Dam Pool, which stretches from Kodiak to the Copper Valley
to the Southeast Panhandle, approving the break up of the power agency, Kodiak
Electric Association is seeking federal approval to take over the Terror Lake
period is open until mid December, after the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission published notice of the transfer on November 19th.
Electric wants to purchase the Terror Lake hydro plant from the Four Dam Pool to use it as
a back up to the planned wind turbines scheduled to be erected on Pillar Mountain
next year. KEA's contract with the Four Dam Pool requires it to purchase
electricity generated from Terror
Lake before using other
sources, and the co-op would rather use the electricity from the windmills
first, and use the steadier power flow from the dam as needed.
weeks ago the Petersburg
city council gave its approval of the break-up of the Four Dam Pool. The
proposed plan would have Petersburg, Wrangell
go in on a new energy agency to manage the hydro projects at the south end of
the Panhandle with a 57-mile interie between the communities. The Copper Valley
Electric Association would buy the Solomon Gulch hydro plant.
States Department of Agriculture has loaned KEA 38-million-dollars for the
purchase of Terror