Terror Lake Hydroelectric Power, Terror Bay

Terror Lake is a natural lake in a glaciated valley about 25 miles southwest from the city of Kodiak, and within the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. The name is derived from Terror Bay off Uganik Passage on the north coast of Kodiak Island. A hydroelectric power project was built at the lake in 1985, and expanded in 2013. The project diverts water from the Terror River Valley into a tunnel that discharges water into the Kizhuyak River. The hydroelectric plant at Terror Lake replaced earlier diesel engine generators at the city of Kodiak, that are now used only for peak loads during the fish canning season. The principal loads for the utility are the city, the U.S. Coast Guard base, and the airport. The station is owned and operated by the Kodiak Electric Association, an electrical cooperative owned by the customers. Kodiak Electric also operates six 1.5 MW wind turbines on Pillar Mountain and a 3-megawatt battery bank. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Terror Bay and Kodiak Island.