Kodiak Electric Utility (KEA) operates a state-of-the-art hydroelectric-wind-diesel power system that is an outstanding success and a worldwide model of renewable energy production in an isolated grid.  In 2009, KEA installed three 1.5 MW General Electric wind turbines on Pillar Mountain in Phase I of their project.  This was followed in 2012 with installation of […]

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

V3 Energy, LLC was contracted by Battelle’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington to measure the wind resource at Site Summit (location of the Cold War Nike Missile radar complex) in the Chugach mountains between Anchorage and Eagle River, near Arctic Valley Ski Area. The project included installation of a 10-meter met tower, wind […]


A 34 meter NRG Systems, Inc. tubular-type meteorological (met) tower was located on a high headland on the northwest side of Kupreanof Island approximately 7.7 km (4.8 miles) straight-line distance northwest of the village of Kake, but 19 km (12 miles) by road.  Kupreanof Island hosts extensive forestry operations and compared to the original virgin […]


In 2009, V3 Energy, LLC installed an AEA-owned 30 meter met tower for Ionia community (www.ionia.org) on their property near Kasilof. Although the met tower was in a broad, open field near Ionia’s community center, the surrounding forest cover significantly slows Cook Inlet winds and creates turbulent conditions, resulting in a marginal wind resource at […]

Old Harbor

The Old Harbor met tower site is located on a small peninsula of Sitkalidak Island approximately one mile ESE across Sitkalidak Strait from the main part of the village of Old Harbor. This site was selected based on a desire to not interfere with the aircraft traffic pattern at the airport and yet be developable […]