Kodiak, Alaska is reinventing clean energyPublished: 08/09/16
"Kodiak is a rainy place at times. And it's a windy place too. So we take advantage of those two natural elements to make a lot of our power."
Darron Scott, CEO Kodiak Electric Association
At Jendev, here on the island of Jersey, we know a thing of two about the issues facing island utilities - in particular island utility billing. Our knowledge makes us well placed to meet the unique billing needs of utilities in territories such as island countries and communities, British Overseas Territories and geographically isolated areas.
So we really enjoyed this video report giving an insight into how Kodiak island in Alaska solves its energy problems, generating 70% of its electricity hydroelectrically.
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Cliff Davidson, Chairman Kodiak Electric Association
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