Energy Workshop

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Hotel Captain Cook Ballroom, Anchorage, AK


8:00  Registration & Light Breakfast
8:30  Opening and Welcome

SWAMC & Information Insights: Introduction
Givey Kochanowski: Update from DOE Office of Indian Energy
Jed Drolet: Update from the Alaska Energy Authority

9:00  Alaska Affordable Energy Strategy

Neil McMahon, Alaska Energy Authority

9:30  Break

9:40  Technical Advisor “Mixer” (for more details click “Continue reading” link)

12:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00   Southwest AK Energy Committee Meeting

Bruce Wright, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA)
Stephanie Aikins, Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA)
Tyler Kornelis, Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA)

3:15  End of Meeting

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AK EnergySmart Video

Check out this new promo video on Energy Literacy and the AK EnergySmart program made for the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC).

AK EnergySmart is a free curriculum resource that is owned by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and designed to give Alaskan youth an understanding of the high economic and environmental costs of power generation and the importance of conserving energy at home and school.

Learn more about AK EnergySmart at:

Newsletters & Questionnaires

We will send a newsletter and questionnaire every other month. The newsletter will feature progress being made on energy projects around the region, challenges or lessons learned, and upcoming funding or workshop/training opportunities. The questionnaire will provide a means for us to engage with you and hear back from you with any energy-related concerns or requests.

Save the Date: February 28 Energy Workshop

Please mark Tuesday, February 28 on your calendar for an Energy Workshop at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage in conjunction with the SWAMC Annual Conference on March 2-3. Like last year, we are planning a “speed-dating” session in the morning where you will have the chance to speak with representatives from state agencies and Technical Panel experts about energy projects. There will not be a Kodiak Energy Committee meeting at this event; the afternoon session will be energy committee meetings for the Aleutians and Bristol Bay. The Kodiak Energy Committee will continue to be held on the Tuesday before the Kodiak Rural Regional Leadership Forum.