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2013

2/11/2013
Emerging Energy Opportunities for AK" on Legislative TV
Wednesday, February 13
House Energy – 8:00 AM
Presentation: "Emerging Energy Opportunities for
Alaska" By Gwen Holdmann, Executive Director,
Alaska Center for Energy, University of Alaska Fairbanks
You can watch and listen by going to http://akl.tv

2012

12/7/2012
Funding Opportunities, Training, Events, Resources, and News for Tribes
The Tribal Energy Program, under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is pleased to forward the following information courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) State and Local Climate and Energy Program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), and DOE's Green Power Network.
2012-1207_Funding Opportunities.pdf (173K)

12/7/2012
Economic Indicator: Fuel Cost Comparisons
2012-1207_Economic Indicator.pdf (94K)

12/5/2012
Alaska Energy Statistics Preliminary Report
The Alaska Energy Statistics preliminary report for calendar year 2011 is now available for review
Highlights
http://iser.uaa.alaska.edu/Publications/2012_11-AlaskaEnergyStatisticsCY2011PreliminarySummary.pdf
Workbook
http://iser.uaa.alaska.edu/Publications/2012_11-AlaskaEnergyStatisticsCY2011PreliminaryTables.xlsx

11/27/2012
AK Wind-Diesel Conference
Feb. 7-8, 2013 Seward, AK

This year, the 2013 International Wind-Diesel Workshop will be held in Hawaii during the fall. Many stakeholders wanted to also have an Alaska specific event that was focused on wind-diesel in arctic environments. Therefore, a smaller Alaska Wind-Diesel Workshop will be held February 7-8, 2013 in Seward at the AVTEC training facility.

The event will cover two days with the first day revolving around training sessions including Wind-Diesel 101, Wind-Diesel 201, Electrical Concepts for Non-Engineers, Tower Climbing, Diesel Operations, etc. The second day will highlight stakeholder presentations with dialogue on key discussions. Topics will include foundation design, energy storage, high penetration wind-diesel, wind-diesel control, secondary loads, and more.

More details and a full agenda will be coming soon. If there are specific topics or sessions you'd like to see included, please email Kat Keith at katherinekeith11@gmail.com or Stephanie Nowers at sjnowers@mtaonline.net

11/18/2012
Reduce the cost of energy in Alaska
In an effort to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska, sixteen emerging technology projects have been selected to receive grant funds through the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) Emerging Energy Technology Fund. Projects include increasing energy efficiencies for diesel generators, developing hydrokinetic resources, enhancing wind power and storage capabilities, heat pumps and biomass across the state.

Attached is a full news release and descriptions of the projects.  Feel free to contact me with any interview request or with additional questions.  Sara Fisher-Goad, AEA executive director, will also make a few remarks in advance of Monday’s (11/19) Anchorage Chamber “Make it Monday” forum at the Dena’ina Center at noon.
2012-1116_EETF Award News Release.pdf (430K)
2012-1116_EETF Fund Award Project Write Ups.pdf (461K)

2/10/2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Clean Energy Calculators, Decision Tools and Resource Maps
http://maps.nrel.gov/

2/10/2012 The Office of Indian Energy is working with Tribes to build tribal energy capacity through education and training. Below are materials and more information about these efforts.
http://energy.gov/indianenergy/resources/education-and-training

1/11/2012 Tribal Energy Program Funding
Approximately $34 Million in Federal Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
2012-0111_Approximately.pdf (212K)

1/11/2012 Webcast: Overview of the U.S. EPA's Green Power Program
Tuesday, January 25, 2012 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time

1/5/2012 ALASKA ENERGY AUTHORITY Regular MeetingPublic Notice
Emerging Energy Technology Fund Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given that the Emerging Energy Technology Fund Advisory Committee will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For additional information, please contact Chairman Brian Hirsch. This meeting will be conducted by electronic media pursuant to AS 42.45.375 at the following location:

Alaska Energy Authority's Board Room, 813 W. Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage, Alaska; A teleconference line has been set up for those unable to participate in person.

Dial 1-800-315-6338 and enter code 3081#. The public is invited to attend. The State of Alaska (AEA) complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons requiring special accommodations to participate should contact AEA staff at (907) 771-3028 to make arrangements.

2011

12/29/2011
Aleutian and Pribilof Island Strategic Energy Policy and Planning
2011-1229_AEA_A-P_EnergyPlan_Final.pdf
(59K)

12/7/2011 New Energy Assistance Program for Alaska's Tribes
The Department of Energy and Denali Commission are launching the Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) initiative aimed at providing federally-recognized Tribes with technical assistance to accelerate clean energy project deployment. The initiative is a comprehensive effort to examine all energy-related issues in a rural Alaska community including data collection and analysis, on-site workshops and training of a local "energy champion." The application can be found at the DOE Office of Indian Energy website: http://energy.gov/indianenergy/resources/start-program. Five (5) Alaska Native tribal government communities will be selected. The deadline is January 15, 2012.

12/6/2011 WECC Seeks Tribal Representative for Regional Transmission Expansion Planning Steering Group
The U.S. Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Program is pleased to forward the following information, which is provided courtesy of the National Congress of American Indians.
2011-1206_SPSG_Vacancies_December_2011.pdf (71K)

12/6/2011 Tribal Energy Program Summer Internship Program
Application Deadline: February 17, 2012
2011-1206_SIP_announcement_2012.pdf (223K)

12/2/2011 DOE_Tribal Energy Program Funding Opportunities
2011-1202_DOE_TEP_Funding Opportunities.pdf (227K)

12/2/2011 Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Program Webcasts
The U.S. Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Program is pleased to forward the following informationabout three upcoming webcasts being offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). All webcasts are offered free of charge, but space may be limited.
2011-1202_DOE_TEP Events.pdf (177K)

11/3/2011 How-to Guide for Community Wind for Alaska
REAP is proud to announce the release of its new Community Wind Toolkit for Alaska. This is a free how-to guide for any community interested in wind power. The guide covers planning, financing, and construction as well as questions to ask, keys to a successful project and project profiles. Our hope is that this guide will be a valuable tool for communities interested in wind power, that it will provide the information needed to develop a wind project in Alaska and direct people to the appropriate resources to find out additional information. REAP also has printed copies of the guide available upon request at (907) 929-7770.
Wind Toolkit for Alaska.pdf (2.49MB)
2011-1103_Energy_Innovation.pdf (55KB)
2011-1103_HomeEnergyArticle.pdf (426KB)

10/13/2011 Tribal Energy Program Funding Updates
2011-1012_Tribal Energy Funding Updates.pdf (224K)

10/12/2011 Tribal Funding Opportunities Solicitation
2011-1003_Solicitaitons_issue_215.pdf (90K)

9/12/2011 Nearly $610 Million in Federal Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
2011-0912_Funding_Opportunities.pdf (195K)

9/2/2011 DOE-TEP, Possible Funding Opportunities for Tribal Energy Projects
There are 22 funding notices included in the attachment. Please check each notice for eligibility, as many are not specific to tribes.
2011-0904_Solicitation_Issue_214.pdf (125K)

8/16/2011 2011 Edition of Energy Savers Booklets from SWAMC Due Later This Summer
Details may be found in the Services Directory Announcement
2011 Energy Savers Tips for Alaska.pdf (2.4MB)

8/15/2011 October is Energy Awareness Month
The second annual Energy Awareness Month will be held this October. This effort is meant to unite all Alaskans under a common cause to enhance energy efficiency and conservation in our beautiful state. So this October (or before), get an energy assessment, switch your light bulbs and seal tight & ventilate right because It's Common $ense to become more energy efficient. Make sure to keep an eye out for the numerous energy events and activities throughout the state. To find out what events are happening in your area and for more information check out www.akenergyefficiency.org.

In addition, we recently wrapped up the final edits of the 2011 Energy Savers Tips booklet and it was sent off to the printers, so we hope to have thousands of copies available by October. This booklet contains over 20 pages of easy changes that can be made to save energy and dollars in your homes and businesses, and is an update from our 2009 version. Rebekah Luhrs, former Energy VISTA with SWAMC, put in many hours on this project and deserves our thanks!

7/11/2011 State of Alaska: Alaska Green Jobs Report
http://almis.labor.state.ak.us/greenjobs/greenjobs.htm

7/1/2011 Alaska Renewable Energy Fair
August 13, 2011 at the Anchorage Park Strip
Held annually on the Anchorage Park Strip in August, the Alaska Renewable Energy Fair is a FREE opportunity for people to come see for themselves how renewable energy and energy efficiency development is taking off across the state. The fair is fun and informative event featuring live music, food, informational booths, children's activities and expert panels on renewable energy, do-it-yourself projects and energy efficiency.
http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/events/alaska-renewable-energy-fair/

6/24/2011 Alasks Building Science News, Cutting-edge net zero energy homes in Alaska
Rich Seifert of the University of Alaska's Cooperative Extension Service on three beautiful and fascinating homes in Fairbanks that are using masonry stoves, extra insulation, passive design and more techniques to reduce their energy use.
Summer 2011 Edition.pdf (1,108K)

6/24/2011 ONAP Greener Homes National Summit
ONAP Greener Homes National Summit.pdf (182K)

6/24/2011 259 Million in Federal Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
2011-0615 Tribal Energy Program Funding.pdf (86K)

6/2/2011 'Green' construction challenge set in Aleutians
2011-0531 Green construction challenge set in Aleutians.pdf (195K)

6/2/2011 2011 Edition of Energy Savers Booklet Due Later This Summer
In 2009, SWAMC released a booklet full of energy efficiency and conservation pointers entitled Energy Savers Tips for Rural Alaska. The document contained dozens of useful and inexpensive techniques for households and small businesses to cut their energy usage, and was shipped to all corners of Alaska. Our former energy VISTA, Rebekah Luhrs, and the SWAMC Energy Task Force put a lot of effort into that first booklet, and they have put their heads together again to develop an updated version of the document. This edition will contain new figures, tips, programs, and other resources to help all Alaskans conserve energy. Thanks to the help of the Alaska Energy Authority and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the project should be complete and off the road system by the end of the summer.

6/1/2011 259 Million in Federal Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
2011-0519 Tribal Energy Program Funding.pdf (86K)

5/17/2011 50% Advanced Energy Design Guides Free Download
http://www.ashrae.org/publications/page/aedg50pct

5/17/2011 DOE Announces Guide for 50 % More Energy Efficient Office Buildings
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/progress_alerts.cfm/pa_id=530

5/16/2011 Forging a New Era -- Recapping the Tribal Energy Summit
Submitted by Tracey A. LeBeau on May 10, 2011 - 11:45am
Forging a new era of Department of Energy and tribal relations, more than 350 people, including representatives from 54 tribes across the continental United States, attended the May 4 and 5 Department of Energy Tribal Summit.

http://blog.energy.gov/blog/2011/05/10/forging-new-era-recapping-tribal-energy-summit

5/9/2011 Tribal Energy Program Funding
2010-0930_energyawarenessmonth.pdf (86K)

4/27/2011 Potential Funding Opportunities for Tribal Energy Projects
2011-0427_Potential_Funding_Opportunities_for_Tribal_Energy Projects.pdf (308K)

4/15/2011 Wright paticipates in DOE Tribal Energy Roundtable
Bruce Wright attended the Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Roundtable in Anchorage on April 14, 2011. Leaders from around the state discussed their concerns and what DOE can do assist energy conservation and renewable energy development in the state. DOE staff were especially interested to learn about the problems associated with the approval of the Sand Point wind project and the DOE Secretary's reluctance to sign off on the project for nearly 2 years after the avian studies were concluded, Wright said, "The science was good, the environmental assessment was good, but the Secretary apparently didn't have the balls to sign off, and this was indicated by his staff's questioning the avian data."

We hope the DOE will get the message and embrace science instead of politics when asked to authorize wind projects. "His delay cost the project nearly $1,000,000."

4/13/2011 Emerging Energy Technology Fund Grant Program
- Applications Received
ftp://ftp.aidea.org/EETFundGrantProgram/ApplicationsReceived/

3/31/2011 Tribal Energy and Other Funding Opportunities
Application due dates extended for some programs
Tribal Energy and Other Funding Opportunities.pdf (55K)

3/30/2011 DOE Office of Indian Energy to Host Tribal Leader Roundtables
tribal@go.doe.gov

3/3/2011 Lower Energy Costs by Connecting Alaska's Villages with High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Systems HVDC
(High Voltage Direct Current) White Paper by Polarconsult Alaska, Inc.
HVDC White Paper.pdf (139KB)

2/18/2011 New Federal Funding Opportunities for Tribal Energy Projects and More
New Federal Funding Opportunities for Tribal Energy Projects and More.pdf (66K)

1/25/2011 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Development workshop
2011-0118_Tribal Community Development workshop
Tribal strategic energy planning training agenda.pdf
(57K)
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy/upcoming_events.cfm

1/22/2011 Tribal Energy Program Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement
January 19, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces nearly $10 million in funding to support the evaluation, development, and deployment of energy on tribal lands. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu also announced that the department's Tribal Summit with American Indian and Alaska Native leaders will be held May 5, 2011, in Washington, DC. Read a full copy of the DOE press release. http://www.energy.gov/news/9978.htm

2010

11/26/2010 Alaska Energy Authority Advisory Committee meeting
2010-1216_aea_mtg.pdf (10K)

11/26/2010 Tribal Energy Program Possible Funding Opportunities
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy/

11/5/2010 Energy Costs & Comparisons For Aleutian/Pribilof Communities
2010-1118_energy_cost_comparisons.pdf (7K)

11/5/2010 Energy Savers Tips for Rural Alaska
http://www.akenergyauthority.org/PDF%20files/alaska_tips_final.pdf(2.1MB)

11/3/2010 International Symposium on Energy Use in Fisheries
http://www.energyfish.nmfs.noaa.gov/

10/13/2010 Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Regional Energy Summit
Energy Summit Meeting Minutes of October 13, 2010
2010-1013_energy_summit_meeting_minutes.pdf (88k)

9/30/2010 Alaska Energy Awareness Month
2010-0930_energyawarenessmonth.pdf (89k PDF)

8/25/2010 Arctic Sounder
The success of an innovative new home in Anaktuvuk Pass - which uses a wind power, solar panels and design features of traditional Nunamiut sod housing - is changing the way houses will be designed and built on the North Slope. The house used just 87 gallons of heating fuel from November to June. Other homes typically use about 100 gallons of fuel per month. It also cost a lot less to build - just $220,000, compared to a normal three-bedroom home in Anaktuvuk Pass, which runs upwards of $570,000. The house was the prototype in an effort to find ways of building better, more cost-effective houses in rural Alaska, which "grew out of the fact that estimates for new housing were so extraordinary."

8/1/2010 AHA Weatherization Program
The Aleutian Housing Authority is sponsoring a weatherization program to make homes energy efficient as well as reduce energy costs. Weatherization through AHA focuses on the weatherization of low to medium income homes in 10 Aleutian Pribilof Island communities, including: Akutan, Atka, Dutch Harbor / Unalaska, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, Saint George Island, Saint Paul Island, and Sand Point. More detailed information may be found at the link below.
http://www.aleutian-housing.com/servlet/content/weatherization.html

4/24-25/2010 Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Regional Energy Summit
Energy Summit Meeting Minutes of April 24 & 25, 2010
2010-0425_energy_summit_meeting_minutes.pdf (33k)


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