The Renewable Energy Alaska Project is hosting an Islanded Grid Power Workshop April 28-29, 2016, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn, network, and share information on wind systems in island and islanded grid environments through expert panel discussions, stakeholder dialogue, and training. Sessions will cover the state of the technology and markets as well as key issues such as energy storage and operations and maintenance.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy hosted a Project Development and Finance workshop in conjunction with the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC) Annual Economic Summit in Anchorage, Alaska.
Law Seminars International is hosting a two-day conference to give an overview of the current legislative developments, Supreme Court cases, and new opportunities for tribal advancement. Attendees will hear about tribal resource development in the Arctic and tribal energy challenges.
The Rural Energy Conference is a three-day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for Alaska's remote communities.
The Southwest Alaska Economic Summit and Business Meeting (SWAMC) highlights the need for Alaska communities to pull together and make a way through challenging fiscal times. Panels and discussion will focus on providing conference attendees with the knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities.
To say the Alaska Native village of Shishmaref is remote would be an understatement. The traditional Inupiat village sits on a barrier island about 20 miles below the Arctic Circle and the only way in or out is by boat or plane, which involves an hour-long flight from Nome. There’s only one paved road on the island; the rest of the streets are sand and most people get around on ATVs and dirt bikes, or in the winter, snowmobiles.