Kodiak Electric Association was selected by the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) as the 2014 inaugural recipient of their Clean Energy Innovator of the Year Award. KEA’s Manager of Power Generation Lloyd Shanley accepted the honor for KEA at REAP’s annual Business of Clean Energy in Alaska (BCEA) conference on May 1, 2014 in Anchorage.
This award was created to celebrate and recognize dedicated Alaskan businesses or organizations that have played a key role in expanding renewable energy in Alaska. The Executive Selection Committee specifically congratulated KEA’s accomplishment of powering Kodiak with 99% renewable sources.
KEA’s President/CEO Darron Scott said, “KEA greatly appreciates the recognition from this distinguished organization and is honored to accept the award. In 2005, the KEA Board of Directors began laying out a strategy to move toward cost effective renewable energy as our solution for Kodiak’s power generation needs. After many years of hard work and innovation, KEA has set the stage for over 99% of our power generation to come from renewable energy sources.”
REAP is an Alaska-based non-profit organization that promotes renewable energy and energy efficiency through education and advocacy. Its’ membership includes individuals, businesses, utilities, consumer and conservation groups, and state, federal and municipal entities. The organization hosts the annual Business of Clean Energy in Alaska (BCEA) conference to bring together business, civic and government leaders from around the state, nation and the world in a strategic and educational forum to share information and ideas on moving Alaska toward a sustainable energy future. It provides the opportunity to learn from each other’s successes and failures, and put Alaskan communities on the cutting edge of self-sufficiency.