Based on strong interest and several requests from tribal entities across the Bering Straits region, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy and the Tribal Energy Program hosted a Community- and Facility-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance workshop in Nome, Alaska, Aug. 21-22. This was the second regional workshop DOE conducted this year in Alaska, and the first time newly developed Alaska-specific renewable energy educational curriculum was presented.
Energy Efficiency Measures plus Wind Energy for the Sishmaref Clinic and Tannery CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1 Date: 09/03/2014 Location(s): Alaska Offices(s): Golden Field Office Technology Office: Wind Program Award Number: DE-EEE0006483
Energy Efficiency Upgrade to Yakutat Community Health Center Building CX(s) Applied: B5.1, B5.14, Date: 08/15/2014 Location(s): Alaska Offices(s): Golden Field Office Technology Office: Tribal Energy Program Award Number: DE-EE0006484
Presented by the DOE Office of Indian Energy and Tribal Energy Program, with support from DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this interactive workshop will walk participants through five steps to help Alaska Native villages and Alaska Native corporations understand the process for and potential pitfalls of developing community- and facility-scale renewable energy projects.
In the past few years wind power has become more and more prevalent across Alaska, with big turbines sprouting up in all parts of the state. Sponsored by the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, event attendees will hear from Suzanne Gibson of Fire Island Wind, LLC about phase two of their Anchorage project. Also hear from Dennis Meiners of Intelligent Energy Systems about his work installing wind-diesel hybrid systems in rural Alaska.
The forum will be held both in person and via a live webinar.