March 2018 Kodiak Alaska Wind Working Group meeting

March 2018 Kodiak Alaska Wind Working Group meeting
March 22, 2018 Stephanie Nowers

Members of the Alaska Wind Working Group held a regional meeting in Kodiak, Alaska on March 8-9, 2018 to see and hear more about Kodiak’s amazing wind-hydro-battery-flywheel hybrid system which has provided 99.7% of the island’s power for the past several years. The group also discussed hurdles and opportunities facing remote grids as well as ongoing research and analysis of Alaska’s existing systems. See below for .pdfs of the presentations.

Alaska Wind Working Group members tour the 2MW Matson electric crane which is powered using hydro and wind and uses a flywheel to absorbs the fluctuations the crane causes.

A view of the Matson crane and 3 of Kodiak’s 6 1.5 MW GE turbines.

Darron Scott, CEO of Kodiak Electric Association, presents at the Alaska Wind Working Group meeting in Kodiak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL 1 KODIAK SYSTEM UPDATE

Darron Scott, CEO, Kodiak Electric Association  (KEA)

Lloyd Shanley, Power Generation Manager, KEA

Rick Kniaziowski, Kodiak Terminal Operations Manager, Matson Crane

PANEL 2 NON-TECHNICAL ISSUES

TRAINING_Chris_McConnell, Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) (.pptx)

PANEL 3 TECHNICAL ISSUES

St. Mary’s Energy Storage – Jeremy Vandermeer, Alaska Center for Energy & Power (ACEP)

Unalakleet Optimization – Bailey Gamble, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)