Brad Reeve is the former General Manager/CEO of Kotzebue Electric Association, a position he held for 29 years. He is nationally known as an early adopter of wind energy and a pioneer of Arctic energy. In 1997, he implemented the first utility-grade wind turbines in Alaska. He continues to manage many projects that demonstrate that demonstrate renewable viability in the Arctic. In addition to his cutting-edge work in wind energy, Reeve was responsible for a number of emerging technology projects including a NRECA-DOE sponsored smart grid project, and Organic Rankin Cycle Project and the integration of a utility scale battery.
He has received several honors and awards for his innovative work including R&D Wind Energy Achievement Award from the NRECA’s Cooperative Research Network, a Utility Leadership Award from the American Wind Energy Association. Under Reeve’s leadership Kotzebue Electric received the highest award given to the nations cooperatives — the “Community Service Award” from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) for the cooperative’s work with wind technology in the Arctic.
The electric cooperative’s success with renewable energy generation also garnered it the IEEE Alaskan “Company of the Year” Award and the IEEE Region 6 “Outstanding Corporate Service to the Engineering Community” Award. Reeve currently the owner of Reeve Management Services a company that consults on renewable energy projects and is the interim General Manager/CEO of Kotzebue Broadcasting Inc. that operates the public radio stations serving NW Alaska.