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.