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June 2, 2015
The Shugnak power plant is one of nearly 30 rural utilities the RUS team is visiting in 2015. Photo from Alaska Center for Energy and Power, NREL 33697.
Resources and Opportunities: 2015 Rural Utilities Study Under Way

Featured article in the Alaska Energy Pioneer Summer 2015 newsletter on the 2015 DOE Rural Utilities Study (RUS).

June 2, 2015
Alaska Native villages and regional and village corporations are eligible for up to 40 hours of strategic energy planning and project development technical assistance designed to advance renewable energy projects. Photo from Intelligent Energy Systems, NREL 29205.
Alaska Energy in Action: Alaska Residents Tapping into Technical Assistance for Energy Projects

Feature article from the Summer 2015 edition of the Alaska Energy Pioneer on DOE's technical assistance requests in Alaska.

May 20, 2015
Craig Moore, Vice President of Planning and Development. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL 33444
Alaska Energy Champion: Craig Moore

The Alaska Energy Champions is a regular feature spotlighting pioneers of Alaska's new energy frontier.

May 8, 2015
Arctic Energy Summit

The 2015 Arctic Energy Summit is a multi-disciplinary event expected to draw several hundred industry officials, scientists, academics, policy makers, energy professionals, and community leaders together to collaborate and share leading approaches on Arctic energy issues.

April 16, 2015
Sherry Stout presents at the Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development workshop in Dillingham, Alaska. Photo by Sherry Stout, NREL.
Alaska Energy Workshop Tour Creates Rich Opportunities for Knowledge Sharing

National Renewable Energy Laboratory engineer Sherry Stout wrote about her experience in Alaska for the Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development workshops hosted by the Office of Indian Energy.

April 13, 2015
2015 Alaska Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda and Presentations

The DOE Office of Indian Energy hosted three back-to-back Alaska Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshops in Bethel, Dillingham, and Juneau, Alaska, from March 23–April 1, 2015. Below are agendas and presentations from the workshops.

April 13, 2015
Alaska Facility- and Community-Scale Project Development Regional Energy Workshops

Alaska Facility- and Community-Scale Project Development

March 31, 2015
Alaska Solar Energy Workshop

The Alaska Solar Energy Workshop is a forum to exchange ideas and information about best practices, performance of systems in the arctic, project development and financing, and lessons learned about solar energy.

March 19, 2015
Sunrise at Pilgrim Hot Springs outside of Nome, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of CPike, Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP).
EERE Success Story—Geothermal Technology Breakthrough in Alaska: Harvesting Heat below Boiling Temperatures

The Energy Department is supporting geothermal exploration at lower temperatures, thanks to a technology breakthrough that allows geothermal energy to be produced at temperatures below the boiling point (212 degrees Fahrenheit).This innovation increases the development potential of geothermal sites worldwide. The exciting news comes from Energy Department-funded research and development at Chena Hot Springs, a promising hot spot in Alaska for onsite geothermal energy production among many in the state’s Native American lands.