Efficiency in Action
REAP’s Energy Efficiency Director Shaina Kilcoyne serves as the Regional Energy Catalyst for The Sustainable Southeast Partnership (SSP). The Partnership is a diverse group of organizations working together on the challenge of sustainable community development in Southeast Alaska. 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 at:
- YouTube: The Sustainable Southeast Partnership
- Facebook : The Sustainable Southeast Partnership
- Google+ : The Sustainable Southeast Partnership
- Flickr : The Sustainable Southeast Partnership
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
- Video 1: Introduction to the Old Harbor Books Building
- Video 2: The Alaska Commercial Buildings Energy Audit Program
- Video 3: Energy Recommendations for the OHB Building
- Video 4: Energy Efficiency Implementation
- Video 5: Saving Energy and Saving Money
Check out more videos in the Vimeo rePOWER Southeast! album.