Renewable Energy

Local Hire Powers Kotzebue Wind Energy Project

It takes special people to do hard work in below zero temperatures day after day and still call their job fun. But that’s the construction crew at Kotzebue Electric Association (KEA) for you. They’ve been battling the cold all winter to prepare the wind farm site for seven new turbines. “I’m having fun,” said Cliff […]

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 […]