The U.S. Department of Energy and Alaska Energy Authority have created a Peer Exchange Network with webinars on financing and technology for energy projects in remote Alaska communities. The information is geared toward communities participating in the RACEE program but is available to all.
The monthly technical webinars will focus on a specific topic, with a technology introduction by a subject matter expert as well as a presentation by a community representative on the respective technology.
Webinar titles in blue have already taken place and may be watched by clicking on the title. More will be added as they become available. To find dates or register for an upcoming webinar, click here.
Thanks to all who attended the Energy Workshop. Here is Neil McMahon’s presentation on the Alaska Affordable Energy Strategy (AkAES) and model. AkAES is a strategic plan to improve the methods by which the State works with non-Railbelt communities and utilities to identify, evaluate, develop and maintain cost-effective energy solutions. The AkAES energy model provides Alaska with a community energy project evaluation tool that:
AkAES Energy Workshop Presentation
- estimates and forecasts heating and electricity consumption by sector,
- compares the ability of energy infrastructure project types (efficiency, renewable energy, fuel switching) to reduce the cost of energy in communities, and
- determines the capital investment needed and the resulting energy savings to communities.
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: AKEnergySmart.org
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.
A new Energy Support Network is now in place to assist SWAMC communities in moving forward on energy projects. Meet our new Regional Energy Coordinators for the Aleutians, Bristol Bay, and Kodiak regions and learn about the new Technical Assistance Panel. Continue reading