2017 KEA Operations Surplus Equipment and Materials Sale Results

The results have been tabulated from the bids KEA received on the items in our sale of surplus equipment and materials through our Operations department in September, 2017.  Thank you to all those who participated in the sealed bid process.  KEA is not liable for any equipment once it has been sold.  All sales are final.

Item # Description Bid Amount
#1 Sokkia TS20 Theodolite Surveying Instrument. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $10.00 $50.00                                              
#2 Nippon Kogaku 52471 Theodolite Antique Surveying Instrument. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $50.00 $120.00
#3 3 metal lockers. 45”w x 20”d x 70”h. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $10.00 $35.00
#4 3 metal lockers. 45”w x 20”d x 70”h. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $10.00 $18.00
#5 1 metal locker. 15”w x 20”d x 70”h. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $12.00
#6 Maytag Bravos XL washing machine 2014. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $50.00 $151.25
#7 Maytag DE412 Series 05 heavy duty dryer. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $25.00 $-
#8 Kenmore refrigerator, circa 1996. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $16.00
#9 Panasonic microwave. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $-
#10 Bunn VPS series coffee maker. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $25.00
#11 Homlite 2” trash pump. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $21.00
#12 Norton C85 concrete saw. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $50.00 $-
#13 1 Box of Dewalt cordless tools, batteries, and chargers. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $25.00 $67.00
#14 Jet No. 3 Arbor press. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $80.00
#15 Haldex hydraulic power unit, 2 HP. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $150.00
#16 2005 Toyota RAV 4 SUV, 2.4L gas, 62,402 miles. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $1,500.00 $5,427.00
#17 2008 Ford F-350 super duty 1 ton pickup, extended cab, with utility box, 65,194 miles. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $3,000.00 $11,750.00
#18 2010 Ford F-350 super duty 1 ton pickup, extended cab, short bed, 62,402 miles. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5,000.00 $12,251.00
#19 Projector screen, 60”w x 60”h. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $10.00 $-
#20 1 Box of miscellaneous power fuses. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $-
#21 HP LaserJet 4050N printer. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $10.00
#22 2 sets of walkie talkies with chargers (chargers not working). Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 each set. $-
#23 Biddle line thumper (cable fault locator). Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $25.00 $-
#24 Circuit breaker tester. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $-
#25 2 Folding tables and 8 chairs. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $31.00
#26 4 wheeled ATV trailer. 5’l x 4’w. Sold in as is condition. Minimum bid: $5.00 $400.00
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The 2017 Terror Lake Hydro Facility Prize Trip

From Left: Merissa Koller-Williams, Kelly Krueger, Leslie Watson, Jan Haaga, and Pilot Peter Rosendahl.

At KEA’s Annual Membership Meeting on April 24, 2017, Leslie Watson and Melissa Witteveen/Tyler Kornelis were the lucky winners of door prize drawings  for round-trip September adventure tours of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project.

September 19, 2017 was a gorgeous sunny day for the trip! Leslie Watson invited Jan Haaga to join her, and Melissa Witteveen and Tyler Kornelis were unable to go, so they gave their seats to Melissa Koller-Williams and Kelly Krueger.    On the way over, they enjoyed a scenic flight with Pete Rosendahl – 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, the group met up with their Terror Lake employee tour guides Ron Sternberg – Maintenance Operator/Electrician, and Nate Zigmont – Power Generation Technician.  They 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 99.7% of our power from cost effective renewable energy in 2016.

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

  • Leslie Watson: We had a great trip!  Ron and Nate did a fantastic job showing us the entire operation while explaining various technical and interesting facts, not only about the hydroelectric project, but the challenging environment of Terror Lake.  I’d love to go again!
  • Jan Haaga: I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip over there, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit a part of the island not many see.  It was great to learn more about what KEA does and how we get our power.
  • Merissa Koller-Williams: It was amazing to see the hydropower site in operation.  I am so proud to be a part of a community that is thoughtful about its energy resources.  Our KEA tour guides were obviously passionate about their jobs and were excellent, knowledgeable company.  Thanks for the opportunity!
  • Kelly Krueger: I was in awe over the amount of planning that went into building a facility of this magnitude.  Nate and Ron were fantastic tour guides and their passion for the facility shows.  After visiting Terror Lake, I certainly have a greater appreciation of renewable energy and how our power is generated.
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KEA’s 2017 Employee and Director Service Awards

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It is always a tremendous honor to recognize our employees as they achieve length of service milestones.  We recognized ten employees and  three directors for length of service at KEA’s Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, April 24.  Thank you for your efforts to “keep the lights on”!

Employees:

5 Years:  Dustin Egdorf – Line Superintendent

10 Years:  Rocky Fraser – Journeyman Lineman, Dan Menth – Manager of Finance and Administration, Jennifer Richcreek – Regulatory Specialist, Aaron Still – Maintenance/Relief Operator, and Dean Wise – Linecrew Foreman

15 Years:  Mike Kane – Chief Electrician/Technician

20 Years:  Robert Lindsey – Dispatcher/Operator

25 Years:  Ronald Sternberg – Maintenance Operator/Electrician – Terror lake

30 Years:  Jim Devlin – Manager of Operations and Engineering

Directors:

10 Years:  Jay Johnson – Director

20 Years:  Cliff Davidson – Chairman

Outgoing Director:

9 Years:  Cecil Ranney – Director

Congratulations to all!

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KEA’s 2017 Scholarship Program: $37,000 in Awards!

At the 2017 KEA Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, April 24, fifteen (15) scholarship awards totaling $37,000 were presented.  Since our first scholarship award in 1990, KEA has given 334 local students financial assistance in attending post-secondary schools, for a total amount of $703,000 in scholarships!

Academic Scholarship Recipients pictured here from left to right: Al Asuncion, Celestina Cruz, Mariel Garcia, and Anna McDonald.  (Not pictured:  John Dunlop, Honey Rose Macatuno, and Keith Osowski.)  Vocational/Career and Technical Education Scholarship Recipients pictured here from left to right: Anthony Alvey and Angel Igayac. (Not pictured: Sadie Thomas.)  Our Full-Time Continuing Education Scholarship Recipient pictured here:  Ayaka Ikawa.  (Not pictured: Art Glenn Alejandro, Alicia Kostelecky, and Steel McNeil.) Our Part-Time Continuing Education Scholarship Recipient:  Tania Silva-Johnson.

Support of education and training is one of the seven principles that guide cooperatives in reflecting the best interest of their members.  Our scholarship program was designed to offer financial assistance to selected graduating seniors and continuing education students who show leadership potential and the capacity to make a significant contribution to the Kodiak or Port Lions community upon completion of their formal education.

The four categories of scholarships KEA offers are:  Academic, Vocational/Career and Technical Education, Full-Time Continuing Education, and Part-Time Continuing Education.  The amounts and numbers of scholarships awarded by KEA are determined each year through action taken by the KEA Board of Directors.  The largest Academic Scholarship is the Marion Soule Scholarship, totaling $15,000 over four years.  All KEA scholarships are funded through the KEA Educational Foundation, Inc., and donations are tax deductible.  The scholarships are funded by KEA’s Operation Round Up® Program, donated capital credits, and cash donations.

KEA’s scholarship funds are disbursed to the financial aid or admission office of the student’s chosen college or university.  The funds may be used for registration, tuition, books, room and board.  Any funds not used revert back to the KEA Educational Foundation, Inc.

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KEA’s 75th Annual Membership Meeting – Powering Our Community for 75 Years!

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Thank you to everyone who attended our 75th Annual Membership Meeting on April 24, 2017 in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center!  Two hundred and thirty (230) members were registered when registration concluded, and every registered member was a winner!  Each received a $75 electric energy credit applied to their account in recognition of the 75th anniversary.

Following delightful refreshments by the Best Western Kodiak Inn, Java Flats, and Kodiak Safeway, the meeting kicked off with Boy Scouts of America Troop #626, led by Assistant Scout Master Mike Munson, bringing in the colors and leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  Following a Moment of Silence to honor those serving in the military, KEA employee Katrina Refior recognized the winners of the 2017 Fourth Grade Electrical Safety Drawing Contest.  They are:  Claire Harper – first place, Bianni Penaloza – second place, and Jasmin Samson – third place.  The winning drawings will be on display in our Member Services department for the next year.  KEA’s electrical safety program reinforces the importance of electrical safety and is presented to fourth grade classes every year.

As a tribute to the 75th Anniversary Meeting, two Special “KEA Reflections” speeches were presented by Director Gordon Gould and Director Mike Brechan. They respectively explained “The Way the Lights Came On”, and “The Building of Terror Lake. Reports were presented by Chairman Cliff Davidson, Secretary/Treasurer Stosh Anderson, and President/CEO Darron Scott.  They discussed KEA’s strong financial status, low and consistent rates, and maintaining 99.7% of power generated by renewables in 2016. KEA continues to move closer to the construction of the Upper Hidden Basin Diversion for Terror Lake to ensure that KEA has enough cost effective renewable energy to supply our community for years to come. The project is to divert water from two high altitude streams into Terror Lake, and would provide approximately 25% more water to Terror Lake.

Other meeting highlights included Employee and Director Recognition, Scholarship Presentations, Door Prize Drawings, and a presentation by Tally Committee Co-Chair Kate Loewen on the election results for the three seats on the Board of Directors.  The Annual Membership Meeting photos were taken by Dake Schmidt Photography.

Leslie Watson and Melissa Witteveen/Tyler Kornelis won the two prize trips to tour the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Facility, and  Robert Breckberg and Matthew Delgado/Chantelle Bartleson were drawn as the winners of the two Grand Prizes – $750 Electricity Certificates – congratulations!

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us next year for our 76th Annual Membership Meeting in April, 2018!

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KEA 2017 Board Election Results

The KEA Board of Directors 2017/2018

A total of 230 registered members were in attendance at KEA’s 75th Annual Membership Meeting on April 24, 2017 when registration concluded.  Thank you to everyone who worked to make it a success, and to all those who attended!

The Balloting Results were: Ron Acarregui – 764 votes,  Cliff Ford – 623 votes, Terry Haines – 353 votes, Tyler Kornelis – 412 votes, and Ben Millstein – 651 votes.   As a result of the election, Ron Acarregui, Cliff Ford, and Ben Millstein were seated in three-year terms of office.

At a Board Meeting on April 25, 2017, the Board ratified election results, 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, 2017. The next meeting is scheduled for April 27, 2017.

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KEA’s 2017 Annual Membership Meeting is on April 24!

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Remember how much fun the 74th Annual Membership Meeting was? Enjoy these memories from the event!

You’re invited to come to the 75th Annual KEA Membership Meeting on Monday, April 24 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, visit with your friends and neighbors, and enjoy refreshments by the Best Western Kodiak Inn/Java Flats/Kodiak Safeway.

See you there…on Monday, April 24!

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