Emerging Energy Technology Meeting 

(Anchorage) – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) will host a meeting to discuss the Emerging Energy Technology Fund, a new grant program the Legislature established earlier this year. The meeting, which will include members of the fund’s recently formed Advisory Committee, will be held from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Thursday, December 16, 2010 in the AEA Board Room at 813 West Northern Lights Boulevard in Anchorage.

“This new program was created to fund projects that test promising new energy technologies in Alaska,” said AEA Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency Deputy Director Peter Crimp. “We will be looking for projects that demonstrate technologies that can be commercially viable within five years.”

The Legislature appropriated $2.4 million to the Emerging Energy Technology Fund for FY 2011. In addition, the Denali Commission contributed $3.1 million, also for FY 2011. AEA administers the program and is drafting a Request for Applications, which, along with program goals, objectives and procedures are to be reviewed at Thursday’s meeting. Alaska Energy Authority is a public corporation of the state whose mission is to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska.

More information, call Karsten Rodvik at 907.771.3024

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