Announcements

We are seeking a director!

We are seeking a permanent director of the Arctic Energy Office. The position is based in Fairbanks, Alaska or Washington, D.C. Apply here by Aug. 31. For other jobs related to our mission, check out our Resources page. 

Learn about Community Benefits Agreements at a webinar 

Learn more about Community Benefits Agreements at a June 24 webinar from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m, AKDT. It is hosted by the Secretary's Office and Economic Impact and Diversity Office. With Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding available to address the country’s pressing energy sustainability, resilience, and equity challenges, this webinar will provide an overview of community benefits plans that will help DOE realize these goals. The webinar will feature Community Benefits Agreements that communities, tribes, labor unions, and companies have negotiated in the U.S. and Canada. Register here

Communities to be awarded $10M to explore place-based generation 

How can communities enable more reliable, resilient, efficient, and affordable grids that address long-standing inequities in how cost and benefits are distributed across energy systems? They can start by applying for a new funding opportunity called Energyshed: Exploring Place‐Based Generation, which will award $10 million for projects that develop tools to help communities understand the implications of consuming clean energy that they generate locally. The deadline for full applications is Aug. 1 at 1 p.m., AKDT. DOE seeks a diverse set of applicants, including universities, research and development centers, individuals, and civil society organizations. DOE expects to make two to five awards, each ranging from $2 million to $5 million. Funding award selections are expected in September. 

By the way, an energyshed is a term for an area in which all power consumed within it is supplied within it.  

Resources

Learn about arctic-related events, jobs, publications and more on our Resources page. You can find Arctic-related publications here. 

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ArcticX a Catalyst for Continued Conversations on Arctic Energy

Now that our inaugural ArcticX series has concluded with our successful in-person Summit on May 23, we are now looking forward to continuing the conversations and connections we have made. We are incredibly grateful for our Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) colleagues for co-hosting this event with us and for our national lab partners who set the agenda, lined up the panelists, and staffed booths during the event. It's incredible what a team of people can do when we collaborate. We plan to build on what we started to solve our pressing energy challenges in the Arctic. 

For a recap of our entire ArcticX series, read OTT's blog of each webinar topic or visit the links to the recordings. Read about our Summit in our latest blog and OTT's blog

We thank you for your support and interest in this series. We encourage you to reach out to us via our email box (ArcticEnergy@hq.doe.gov) for ideas on commercializing new energy technologies in the Arctic. 

 

 

Blogs

Learn About Our Programs and Activities Through Our Blogs

Under Secretary for Science and Innovation, Dr. Geraldine Richmond, gained valuable insight into remote Alaskan villages' energy challenges and successes, plus critical climate change research in Utqiagvik. Read about her visit. You can find a listing of all of our blogs here. You can reach us via email (ArcticEnergy@hq.doe.gov) and Twitter (@ArcticEnergyDOE) any time. North to the future!