Meetings & Workshops

2018 SWAMC Energy Workshop


Thank you to all who attended and presented at the 2018 SWAMC Energy Workshop. We will post more on the information presented at the workshop in the next week.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Hotel captain cook, anchorage


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

Southwest Alaska Energy Network Project Team: Recap of Year 1 & Plans for Year 2
DOE Office of Indian Energy Updates

9:00       Energy Efficiency in the Southwest: Regional Energy Efficiency &

              Conservation Plan; USDA Commercial Building Energy Audit Program;

              AHFC Kickstarter Grant (Jamie Hansen)

9:30     Active Energy Projects – Highlights from Southwest Alaska

                          – Nushagak Electric Co-op – Nuyakuk Hydro Project (Bob Himschoot)
                          – Port Lions – Remote Alaska Community Energy Efficiency Grant                                     (Dorinda Kewan)
                          – Updates from Workshop Audience: Take a few minutes to share
                            updates about your community’s energy projects

11:00     Break

11:10     Technical Advisor “Mixer” (for more details click “Continue reading” link)

12:00     Lunch (Provided)

              Facilitated Discussion Panels:

1:00     Project Development & Financing Tools – Defining your Energy Project,                      Steps to Development, & Financing Tools (Brian Hirsch, Doug Vaught,                            Jim Fowler, Sam Tappen) Facilitator: Peter Crimp
2:20       Break
2:30       PCE & the Utility Perspective
– Getting the Most out of PCE &                                      How Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Affects Small Utilities                                (Connie Fredenberg and others) Facilitator: Jamie Hansen
              Technology Innovation – Heat Pumps, Renewable Energy-to-Heat, and more (Brian Hirsch, Dennis Meiners, Mark Houston) Facilitator: Bruce Wright

3:30        End of Workshop – Ballroom will stay open until 5 pm to allow for one-on-                     one meetings


The Mixer will be a cocktail party-style networking hour that provides a unique opportunity for attendees to connect with energy experts and state and federal program managers to discuss all things “rural energy”.  These energy experts will be grouped in “energy zones” around the room:

Renewable Energy: Solar, Wind, Hydro
Diesel Powerhouse, Bulk Fuel, PCE & Microgrid Integration
Heating Technologies: Heat Pumps, Biomass, Wind-to-Heat
Energy Efficiency
Funding Programs

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