Member-owned electric company reaches 100% in use of renewable resources. Innovator Jim Devlin, Operations & Engineering Manager at Kodiak Electric Association in Alaska
FOOD FOR THOUGHT & CONVERSATION
- Share your thoughts about Kodiak Electric surpassing its goal of 95% renewable power by 2020 by reaching 99%in 2014.
- Jim points out that Kodiak Electric’s Cooperative’s leadership takes risks and provides the alternative energy vision. How does that compare to the leadership of the energy company in your town?
- Not all rural electric coops are as strong about alternative energy as Kodiak’s. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association campaigned against the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent limit on carbon emission from new coal power plants. www.nreca.coop/political-action/cooperative-action-network/ To learn more and share your thoughts about the EPA’s limit on carbon emissions from new coal power plants http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards
- There are several ways to reduce energy costs in a city or region including solar investing cooperatives.(http://www.communitypowernetwork.com/node/9220); municipally owned utility companies (http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-05-28/boulder-forms-its-own-municipal-utility) and wind farm cooperatives ( http://www.wind-works.org/articles/Russ%20Christianson%20NOW%20Article%201.pdf) Please share what you learn and how you might make a similar project happen in your hometown.
- Invite friends, colleagues or community members to view this video with you and host a conversation.
Jim Devlin is Operations & Engineering Manager at Kodiak Electric Association in Alaska