Sustainable Southeast Partnership / rePOWER southeast!
Sustainable Southeast Partnership
REAP’s rePOWER southeast! experiences provided a segue into its continued work in the region through the Sustainable Southeast Partnership (SSP), a diverse group of organizations working together on the challenge of sustainable community development in Southeast Alaska. As the Regional Energy Catalyst, Shaina focuses her efforts in a few Southeast communities that are already dedicated to creating a clean energy future. REAP is committed to helping build the human capacity necessary for sustainable community development by providing access to resources and fostering cross-sector collaboration and shared learning. We are excited about this Partnership and hope you’ll follow the updates:www.sustainablesoutheast.net Facebook Google Plus SSP Community Page Flickr
About rePOWER Southeast
In 2010, the Alaska Legislature passed HB 306, which sets a goal to increase our state’s energy efficiency 15% per capita by 2020. To reach this goal, efficiency measures and behavioral changes must be implemented across Alaska. REAP is dedicated to promoting the ongoing outreach efforts needed to make this happen, and to educate policy makers and residents alike on the benefits of being more energy efficient.
To reach the state’s energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) goals, REAP managed a pilot project in Southeast Alaska from August 2012 – October 2013, using demand side management (DSM) recommendations from the Integrated Resource Plan for Southeast Alaska (SE IRP) as the frame for our efforts.
rePOWER southeast!, A Pilot Project
‘rePOWER southeast’ was a pilot project managed by REAP intended to generate awareness of energy saving measures through a community-by-community approach. REAP believes that the methodology it developed for this pilot could be scaled and replicated to implement energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) measures in other areas of the state. REAP focused its efforts on the communities of Kake, Craig and Sitka, which it believes are representative of the different energy profiles in the region. This community-by-community approach has been successfully used in RurALCAP’s Energy Wise program. As accomplishments are made in the three test communities, REAP highlighted their success stories as a way to begin efforts in similarly situated Southeast Alaska locations. For example, watch this video REAP created with the help of Thrive Consulting, Sitka Conservation Society and the great folks of Kake, AK: Beyond Subsistence in Kake
Old Harbor Books Building Energy Retrofit Video Series
Check out more videos in the rePOWER southeast! album.
Learn more about rePOWER southeast! HERE
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.