Beneficial Electrification

  • Kotzebue Electric Association (KEA) will expand renewable heating systems and install electric vehicle (EV) charging systems
  • This will include purchasing:
    • Renewable heating devices and control systems
    • Enhanced wireless communication systems
    • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • The EV charging stations will be installed in central areas of town, based on co-op membership feedback
  • This will improve energy savings for our members by reducing their heating and transportation costs
  • Members utilizing the systems could save 25% on their heating oil bill and reduce their gasoline purchases by 50%
  • Reducing these costs makes rural communities more sustainable and increases available revenue to pay for other expenses

Renewable Heating Expansion and EV Charging Stations: $1.4 million, seeking funding

Additionally, NPS secured its own funding to install a 100 kilowatt electric boiler at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue.