The island community of Kodiak recognizes that "sustainability" is a survival skill as well as a long-term development plan. The goal was to pair the great fisheries resources of the North Pacific and Bering Sea to renewable energy sources. Many years ago, Kodiak established a goal to increase renewable wind and hydro resources to meet 95% of the community’s electrical needs by 2020 and nine years ahead of schedule, we're almost there.
Though they have only been operating for a year and a half, our three 1.5 megawatt wind turbines on Pillar Mountain today are saving 900,000 gallons of diesel fuel.We are proud that the wind turbines and power from Terror Lake hydro-electric dam are responsible for producing more than 93% of the community's power with that percentage climbing.
The benefits of this important "Salmon Wind Water" energy project are now available to wild seafood consumers. Sustainably managed salmon is processed in Kodiak almost entirely with renewable energy from Pillar Mountain and Terror Lake. Local salmon processors are proud to be part of an electricity grid that is embracing clean energy and moving away from reliance on fossil fuel-based diesel. Kodiak's innovative use of our wind and water resources has truly redefined Sustainable Seafood.
To learn more about Kodiak's innovative approach to Sustainable Seafood, contact:
Trevor Brown Executive Director, Kodiak Chamber of Commerce 907.486.5557 or email
Click here to download a free copy of our "Salmon Wind Water" poster.
This webpage was prepared by Waterfront Assoc. under award NA06NMF4380119 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, administered by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.