Major Decision for Renewable Access to Alaska’s Electricity Grid
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska voted four to one on November 18th to adopt regulations that standardize the way in which Alaska’s utility companies may calculate the costs of bringing new generation — often renewable generation — onto the electric grid. Prior to the Regulatory Commission’s decision, there was not a standard method by which to calculate “avoided cost.” This is the measurement by which utilities calculate their budget to buy power from renewable or traditional sources offered by energy developers, like wind farms. This effort was forwarded by the Alaska Independent Power Producers Association.
Read more coverage of the decision at Alaska Dispatch News.
The 2016 Rural Energy Conference will be held April 26-28, 2016 at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The 2014 conference in Fairbanks attracted almost 500 people from over 75 villages and towns in Alaska and beyond. The Alaska 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.
Information at: www.akruralenergy.org
Or contact Max Frey
THANK YOU for another great Renewable Energy Fair
REAP’s 11th annual Renewable Energy Fair, although smaller than in the past, was still a great success. Instead of our usual event on the Park Strip, we combined the event with the Fairview Block party on July 25.
Many thanks to our sponsors: ConocoPhillips, Chugach Electric, and CIRI.
Thanks also to our volunteers, our workshop speakers, and everyone who helped organize the event,and who stopped by during the day.
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 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!
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.