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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.

March 11, 2015
Ruth Gilila and Norma Williams of Akiak Power Utilities.
Alaska Energy in Action: Akiak Reaps Benefits of PCE Technical Assistance

The State of Alaska’s Power Cost Equalization (PCE) Program is intended to “equalize” the cost of power for rural Alaskans through rate balancing that takes into account both the amount of funding spent on large energy infrastructure projects that benefit the urban “Railbelt” and Juneau electric utility customers and the procurement costs incurred by the 184 isolated diesel microgrid utilities scattered across rural Alaska.

March 11, 2015
Gary Williams, Tribal Administrator for the Organized Village of Kake, Jay Peltz, Peltz Power solar installer, and Dave Pelunis-Messier are finishing up the racking for a dual axis tracking array installed in Kake, Alaska, in 2012.
Alaska Energy Champion: David Pelunis-Messier

Spotlight on David Pelunis-Messier, Alaska Energy Champion.

March 2, 2015
Photos by Sherry Stout, NREL
Exploring Energy Options for Rural Alaska

In mid-February, I had the opportunity to attend the Alaska Forum on the Environment in Anchorage, Alaska. The conference was attended by over 1,500 people and included a film festival, poster sessions, keynote speeches, and dozens of presentations.

February 24, 2015
2015 Alaska Regional Energy Workshops Flier

Learn about the three Alaska Regional Energy Workshops that the DOE Office of Indian Energy is presenting in March 2015.

February 13, 2015
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Stakeholder Outreach Meeting: Dutch Harbor/Unalaska

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the second round of tribal consultations and stakeholder outreach meetings on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR), 10-Year Plan to accelerate renewable energy deployment in the Arctic Region.

February 13, 2015
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Stakeholder Outreach Meeting: Bethel

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the second round of tribal consultations and stakeholder outreach meetings on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR), 10-Year Plan to accelerate renewable energy deployment in the Arctic Region.

February 13, 2015
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Tribal Consultation Session: Bethel

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the second round of tribal consultations and stakeholder outreach meetings on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR), 10-Year Plan to accelerate renewable energy deployment in the Arctic Region.