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By: SGN Staff

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Alaska energy news and trends


 

Eva Creek Wind Farm producing power

The turbines of the Eva Creek Wind Farm near Healy produced their first power , a milestone as the largest wind project in Alaska moves toward commercial operation. The $93 million wind farm of Golden Valley Electric Association should begin providing steady power in mid-November. More at the NewsMiner.com >>

U.S. energy industry getting serious about marine power generation

Marine energy, not long ago considered a "yeah, maybe someday" option in the renewable energy sector, is getting quite a lot of attention lately: from the energy industry, federal and state governments, universities and the military. More at Smart Grid News >>

 

Wind In Alaska: Energy lessons from the edge of the earth

The fact that the local jail is one of the only lodging options for visitors to the native Alaskan village of Tuntutuliak is a clear indication of its remote location. But what really stands out about this village isn’t its isolation but instead its incredible story of renewable energy—specifically, the use of wind and smart-grid technology that has the potential to fundamentally change the energy landscape of rural Alaska. More at Think Progress >>

 

Skip the pipeline, we'll turn the gas into electricity says Alaska utility

Faced with some of the country's highest electricity prices and delays to gas pipelines, a coalition including a small Alaska utility is proposing to make electricity instead. They want to burn natural gas to produce power for rural and interior Alaska. More at Smart Grid News >>

 

Fairbanks Solar Tour to showcase local energy-efficient projects

FAIRBANKS — A local endeavor that is part of a national solar tour is encouraging Fairbanks residents to visit homes and businesses today that are on the forefront of renewable energy use in Alaska.  More at NewsMiner.com >>

 

 

Alaska utilities

Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility

Alaska Electric Light and Power

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc

Chugach Electric Association

College Utilities

Copper Valley Electric Association

Golden Heart Utilities

Golden Valley Electric Association

Homer Electric Association

Kodiak Electric Association (KEA)

Matanuska Electric Association

Municipal Light & Power

Naknek Electric Association, Inc

Norgasco, Inc.

Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Unicom, Inc.

 

Web resources

 

Alaska Energy Authority 

Incentives for Renewables and Energy

Alaska Renewable Energy Fund

Regulatory Commission of Alaska

Alaska Power Association (APA)   

Alaska Wind Activities

 

State contacts

Alaska Energy Authority
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
813 W. Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: 907-771-3000
Fax: 907-771-3044
Website: www.akenergyauthority.org

Rebecca Garrett
Program Manager
907-771-3042

fax: 907-771-3044
rgarrett@aidea.org

Scott Watterman
Weatherization & State Energy Program Coordinator
907.330.8195 fax: 907.338.1747
swaterma@ahfc.state.ak.us

 

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Research and Rural Development Division
4300 Boniface Parkway
P.O. Box 101020
Anchorage, AK 99510-1020

Phone: 907.330.6100
Fax: 907.338.1747
Website: www.ahfc.state.ak.us/energy/energy.cfm

Robert Brean
Director, Rural Research & Development
907.330.8155 fax: 907.338.1747
bbrean@ahfc.state.ak.us

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