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:
- 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.