REAP and the Sustainable Southeast Partnership Promote Energy Efficiency in Haines and Hoonah
Commercial Buildings Can Save an Average of 30% On Energy Costs: Energy Auditor to Visit Hoonah and Haines in June
Free Energy Efficiency Workshops and Commercial Building Audits
Energy costs can be debilitating for small businesses, especially in our rural communities. In June, Jim Fowler of Energy Audits of Alaska is traveling to the communities of Haines and Hoonah to help business owners save money on energy bills. The schedule of events includes free Commercial Energy Efficiency workshops and, for business and public buildings that register, free Level I energy audits. A Level I “walk through audit” assesses a building’s energy cost and efficiency by analyzing energy bills and conducting a brief on-site survey of the building including areas of lighting, heating, ventilation refrigeration and possibly building shell (windows, insulation, etc.). Businesses can save an average of 30% on energy costs by implementing energy efficiency measures. The savings don’t end there. Level I Energy audits would cost a small business an average of $2000 to have conducted on site and this service is being offered to commercial buildings in Haines and Hoonah for free!
Learn more about this opportunity and how to sign up by June 3rd HERE!
Save The Date!
July 25 – Renewable Energy Fair
In 2015 the Renewable Energy Fair will be held together with the Fairview Block Party for double the fun! Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details soon.
Change of Format for 2015 Business of Clean Energy
In 2015 instead of a stand-alone conference, the Business of Clean Energy workshops and sessions will be offered in conjunction with the Arctic Energy Summit, in Fairbanks, AK.
Mark your calendars for the Arctic Energy Summit and join us for the usual high quality slate of speakers, sponsors, and networking opportunities.
September 28, 29, 30 – Business of Clean Energy at the Arctic Energy Summit
Starting in 2016 the Business of Clean Energy hopes to leverage impact and increase networking opportunities for its attendees by offering workshops and sessions as part of the Alaska Rural Energy Conference.
Shop for Clean Energy
Did you know you can help promote renewable energy development in Alaska just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card?
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million a year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
- Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to REAP HERE
- You can search for us by name or by our non-profit number 87406
- Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping REAP earn a donation from Fred Meyer!
- Nothing is deducted from your points. You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
Click HERE for more information about this and other ways you can support REAP and a clean energy future for Alaska!
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to REAP through the 2015 Pick.Click.Give. program!
110 individuals donated $6,100 to REAP as of the March 31 was the deadline for filing your PFD online.
Did you know that you can still Pick. Click. Give. a portion of your dividend until August?
Learn more about the Pick.Click.Give. program and how your donations help REAP accomplish its mission!
Wind Power Conference Connects International Experts on Remote and Islanded Grid Systems
Experts from across the globe, including Russia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Alaska and across the United States convened March 4-6, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska for a 2.5 day conference focused on the development and maximization of remote and islanded grid wind power systems.
The conference was an opportunity for technical experts from national labs and universities from around the country to meet with wind farm operators from Alaska and others to discuss ways to optimize and improve these remote systems. Sessions covered technical topics such as energy storage and control systems for integrating wind power into electircal grids; the human capacity needs for operating and maintaining systems in remote areas; and the diesel side of the equation in maximizing performance.
The conference was hosted by the Islanded Grid Resource Center (IGRC), which was created by the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) in Alaska and the Island Institute in Maine to act as a knowledge center to connect those using and working on remote grids throughout the United States and beyond. The IGRC is funded through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s WINDExchange Program.
Energy Efficiency Video Contest Winners Announced!
REAP partnered with Chugach Electric Association to host the 2014 Energy Efficiency Video Contest. Two Anchorage middle schools participated, submitting almost 30 entries. Students were challenged to create 30 second PSAs encouraging the public to practice energy efficiency. The winning video was refilmed pro bono by Gonzalez Marketing and will air on KTUU and KTVA for the next several weeks! Click the links below to watch the winning entries:
First Place Video: Jack Anders from Mears Middle School
Second Place Video: Julianna Roehl, Sawyer Courrier, Kristine Felipe, Hailey Huberty, and Brenna Brady from Romig Middle School
Third Place Video: Mallory Thoma, Himali Glor, Hailey Hand, and Erica Ward from Mears Middle School
Special thanks to Tina Arend and Frances Lucas, teachers extraordinaire, who worked hard to support their students through the process of creating and filming the videos!
Who we are
Renewable Energy Alaska Project is a coalition of energy stakeholders working to facilitate the development of renewable energy in Alaska through collaboration, education, training, and advocacy.