Renewable Energy

NorthWind 100: New Turbine Powers Up

By Seth Kantner The spring storms off the sea ice spun Kotzebue Electric Association’s new NorthWind 100 wind turbine into action last month, producing the machine’s first kilowatt of commercial power in the world. The NorthWind 100, a nearly quarter-million dollar next-generation prototype built by Northern Power Systems came online in Kotzebue in mid-May. The […]

Renewable Energy

Raising A Turbine

On March 29, 1999 Kotzebue Electric Association installed another AOC 15/50 wind turbine, one of a batch of seven that went up this past winter, more than tripling the size of the wind farm. Preparation for putting up these turbines took months. All pieces needed to be transported to Kotzebue and the wind farm site […]

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Welcome to Your Cooperative

This is to acquaint new members — and to remind existing members — of Kotzebue Electric Association with their rights, privileges and responsibilities as members of an electric cooperative. You should know: You are a member of the cooperative. You are legally a part-owner of the cooperative. You have the right to attend your annual […]

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Your Cooperative: How KEA Works For You

Consumers As a rural electric cooperative, Kotzebue Electric Association starts and ends with you, the consumer. You and your neighbors are the only reason this utility even exists. Board of Directors You and your neighbors form the pool of candidates from with the board of directors is elected. The directors meet regularly to make decisions […]