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2021 Kotzebue Electric Association Election Results

Election Candidates Candidate Total Votes Harold Lambert 132 Lenora Moses 123 Pierre Lonewolf 111 Proposed Bylaw Amendments Proposal 1: Allow Electronic Participation in Member Meetings Yes: 161 No: 16 Proposal 2: Allow Electronic Notice of Member & Director Meetings Yes: 154 No: 24 Proposal 3: Allow Electronic Voting & Clarifying Quorum Yes: 141 No: 33 […]


New Article on Solar Thermal

A  new article on the Solar Thermal systems installed by KEA now appears in the Renewable Energy Section.  See pictures in the Photo Gallery. More new articles coming soon on KEA’s latest energy projects: Wind farm expansion and energy storage.  Check the Renewable Energy tab on the main page for upcoming project articles.


Diary of a Fishing Season

By Seth Kantner June When the salmon were still far out to sea, swimming their way through False Pass in the Aluetians, or further out in the Pacific, I was sort of safe from my “gambling” addiction – otherwise known as commercial fishing. I was “working,” walking the country searching for ivory and gold – […]


KEA’s Wind Farm to Grow

By Seth Kantner With thirteen wind turbines on-line, Kotzebue Electric is not looking back. Three more Entegrity Wind Systems generators are on the way north, according to General Manager Brad Reeve. Delivery is scheduled for December; installation for March and April 2006. Once constructed, installed and on-line, this addition to the KEA wind farm would […]


James Dulley: Recessed Lighting Can Be Efficient

Recessed lights remain the fixture of choice for overhead lighting. Some are more energy efficient than others. Efficient options can use 80 percent less electricity than ones that provide the same light and about the same appearance. Recessed light fixtures penetrate and are mounted in the ceiling of a room. From an energy conservation standpoint, […]


Global Connection

By Mike Federman When the opportunity came to travel to the other side of the globe and help people improve their lives, Bobby Ball said absolutely. The Valley Electric Association lineman left his job based in Pahrump, Nevada, for three weeks in 2008 to ply his skills in Yei, Sudan, as a participant in NRECA […]


Keeping Tabs On Energy Use

By Brian Sloboda Are you blowing money on an inefficient heating system? Is your coffeemaker costing you cash even when it isn’t percolating? Knowledge is power when it comes to controlling spending on electricity—and acquiring that knowledge is becoming increasingly easier. Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, electric utilities have more than $3 […]