KEA Employees’ 2016 Food Drive – Community Caring!

KEA Employees Share the Blessings of the 2016 Season.

KEA Employees Share the Blessings of the Season.

KEA employees contributed over 310 pounds of canned and dry goods, along with $100 cash and a $280 Safeway gift card, to donate locally to the Kodiak Island Food Bank today. The food drive was open for three weeks – from November 8 to December 1 – with boxes for each department to fill.

Sharing the Blessings of the Season has been an annual event for KEA employees since 2011, and helps to make the holiday season even brighter for community members who are in need of assistance!

The Kodiak Island Food Bank is always in need of food and monetary donations, and all donations are gratefully accepted.  The Food Bank fights hunger and serves over 285 households, which averages around 1,000 individuals in Kodiak and five surrounding villages.  Their website is http://www.kodiakislandfoodbank.org.

Posted in Employees, Uncategorized

The 2016 Terror Lake Prize Trip

From Left: Lloyd Shanley, Lisa Kostelecky, Gretchen Wing, Esther Waddell, and Richard Waddell prepare to board their plane to Terror Lake.

From Left: Lloyd Shanley, Lisa Kostelecky, Gretchen Wing, Esther Waddell, and Richard Waddell prepare to board their plane to Terror Lake.

At KEA’s Annual Membership Meeting on April 25, 2016, Richard and Esther Waddell and Larry and Darlene Williams were the lucky winners of door prize drawings  for round-trip September adventure tours of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project.

September 7, 2016 was a gorgeous sunny day for the trip, and perfect for exploring the great outdoors of Kodiak Island! Larry and Darlene Williams were unable to go, so they gave their seats to Lisa Kostelecky and Gretchen Wing. Lloyd Shanley, KEA’s Manager of Power Generation joined Richard, Esther, Lisa, and Gretchen as their tour guide.  On the way over, they enjoyed a scenic flight with Pete Rosendahl, the Andrew Airways Pilot, pointing out the names of landscape features along the way.

After landing at beautiful Kizhuyak Bay, near the jetty of the Terror Lake Project, Lloyd led the group on a tour of the facility from inside the powerhouse to the tops of the mountains where Terror Lake is located. They saw firsthand where the water resources come from, and how that water supplies renewable energy for Kodiak communities.  They also learned how the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project works in conjunction with the Pillar Mountain Wind Project and Battery Energy Storage System, enabling KEA to achieve 99.8% of our power from cost effective renewable energy in 2015.

After their busy day, here’s what the travelers had to say:

  • Richard Waddell: Boring a tunnel through a mountain boggles the mind. We enjoyed the trip very much – thank you whole heartedly!
  • Esther Waddell: I’m in awe of the foresight of the people who had the vision to build the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Facility – it’s amazing. We had a beautiful day and learned a lot with a wonderful guide.
  • Lisa Kostelecky: We are very lucky to have this Facility, and the employees that work there are super. Kudos to them! It’s fabulous to have prize trips to take members to Terror Lake and give them a new appreciation for how our renewable power is generated.
  • Gretchen Wing: What an incredible trip! I’ve listened for years about the Facility, and it was great to see it, get the eye-opening perspective first-hand, and really understand how immense it is.
Posted in Annual Membership Meeting, Renewable Energy, Terror Lake Hydroelectric Facility, Uncategorized

Do We Owe You Money? 2015 Capital Credits

Can you help us locate former members with Unclaimed Capital Credits?

Can you help us locate former members with Unclaimed Capital Credits?

One of the many benefits of owning your electric cooperative is capital credits.  Each year, the KEA Board of Directors reviews the Cooperative’s cash level and makes a determination of capital credits to retire back to the membership based on the Cooperative’s financial condition.  KEA retired 2.36% of the total unretired capital credits on file in 2015  – a total of one million dollars in capital credits to our cooperative members!

To date, some of our former members have not cashed or claimed the capital credit checks mailed to them at their last known address in December, 2015.  A listing of these people is posted on our website for the next six months.  If you keep in touch with any of these friends and neighbors, please contact them and ask that they give Member Services a call at 486.7701 to update their current address and receive their capital credits.  Any money that remains unclaimed after the six months of posting has been completed will revert back to KEA.

Click here for the listing:  DO WE OWE YOU MONEY?

Posted in Capital Credits, Uncategorized

KEA 2016 Board Election Results

The 2015/2016 KEA Board of Directors

Your 2016/2017 KEA Board of Directors

A total of 222 registered members were in attendance at KEA’s 74th Annual Membership Meeting on April 25, 2016 when registration concluded.  Thank you to everyone who worked to make it a success, and to all those who attended!

The Balloting Results were: Linda Freed – 698 votes,  Gordon Gould – 739 votes, and Jay T. Johnston – 714 votes.   As a result of the election, all three incumbents were reseated in three-year terms of office.

At a Board Meeting on April 26, 2016, the Board elected officers and set the date and time for the monthly Regular Board meetings for the upcoming year.  The results of the election of officers were:  Chairman – Cliff Davidson, Vice Chairman – Ron Acarregui, and Secretary/Treasurer – Stosh Anderson.

The monthly Regular Meetings of the Board of Directors will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month, and will begin at noon, with exceptions in the months of  November and December, 2016. The next meeting is scheduled for April 28, 2016.

Posted in Annual Membership Meeting, Board of Directors, Uncategorized

KEA’s 2016 Annual Membership Meeting is on April 25!

The KEA Membership anticipates the Grand Prize Drawings!

You’re invited to come to the 74th Annual KEA Membership Meeting on Monday, April 25 in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center!

The doors will open for registration at 5:45 p.m. and the Business Meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about YOUR electric cooperative, hear election results, win great door prizes, and enjoy refreshments by the Best Western Kodiak Inn/Kodiak Safeway/Joel Chenet Catering.

Every member who registers and attends the meeting will receive a $25 Electric Energy Credit!  See you there…on Monday, April 25!

Posted in Annual Membership Meeting, Board of Directors, Employees, Report from the President/CEO, Scholarships, Uncategorized

2016 KEA Board Candidate Election – It’s Time to Vote!

KEA's 2016 Voting Packet

KEA’s 2016 Voting Packet

The Notice of KEA’s 74th Annual Membership Meeting, Voting Packet and Annual Report Highlights were mailed to all KEA members on March 31.  Have YOU voted yet?

Your signed post-marked ballot envelope enters YOU into grand prize drawings for two (2) $250 certificates for free electricity!

Remember to mark and return your ballot by mail in the postage-paid envelope provided.  Make your vote count…the last pickup of ballots at the U.S. Post Office will be at noon on Friday, April 22.  Vote early!

All members actively participate in setting the cooperative’s policies and in making decisions through your locally elected Board of Directors.  Every member of the cooperative has a voice and a vote.

Election results will be announced at KEA’s Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, April 25 in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center.  The doors will open at 5:45 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Mark your calendar and make plans to attend this exciting community event!  Every member who registers and attends the meeting will receive a $25 Electric Energy Credit!

Posted in Annual Membership Meeting, Board of Directors, Uncategorized

2016 Election: Three (3) Candidates for the KEA Board of Directors

Three (3) cooperative members are candidates for the three (3) three-year seats open for election this year on the KEA Board of Directors:  Linda Freed, Gordon Gould, and Jay T. Johnston.

All three candidates currently serve on the KEA Board, so the KEA Candidates Forum will not be held this year.  Members with questions for the candidates are invited to contact them directly.

The incumbents’ respective years of service on the KEA Board are:  Linda Freed – 6 years, Gordon Gould – 15 years, and Jay T. Johnston – 9 years.

The Notice of Annual Membership Meeting, Ballots, and Annual Report will be mailed to all KEA members on Thursday, March 31, 2016.  All voted ballots must be returned in the postage-paid return envelopes that are provided with KEA’s voting packet.  KEA’s last pick up of the ballots at the post office will be at noon on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Election results will be announced at KEA’s 74th Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, April 25, 2016 in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center.  The meeting will be called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Cliff Davidson, Chairman of the KEA Board of Directors.

The signed, postmarked return envelopes will be entered into grand prize drawings for two (2) $250 certificates for electricity during the Annual Membership Meeting and winners need not be present to win.

Posted in Annual Membership Meeting, Board of Directors, Uncategorized