REAP Executive Director reappointed to Renewable Energy Grant Fund advisory committee 

Governor Parnell reappointed Chris Rose, Brad Reeve, and James Posey to the Renewable Energy Grant Fund Advisory Committee. The Alaska Energy Authority administers grants from the fund while the committee assists in the development of eligibility criteria for grants and the adoption of regulations that identify criteria to evaluate the benefit and feasibility of projects seeking legislative support.

The Fund, created in 2008 has been a major stimulus for renewable energy projects in Alaska. So far, the Legislature has appropriated $150 million for 133 qualifying projects that range from a wind farm in Quinhagak to a hydroelectric project in Gustavus to a ground source heat pump system being used to heat the Juneau airport. In the 2009-2010 time period, projects supported by the Renewable Energy Fund displaced the equivalent of 1.69 million gallons of diesel with a value of $3.37 million, according to the Alaska Energy Authority.

Rose, of Anchorage, is the founder and executive director of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, which began its work in 2003. An attorney by trade, Rose started his own law practice in Alaska shortly after graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law. From 1995-2008, he maintained a private practice focused on the mediation of family and business disputes. Rose is reappointed to a seat reserved for the representative of a business or organization involved in renewable energy.

Brad Reeve, of Kotzebue, is the general manager and chief executive officer of the Kotzebue Electric Association, a position he’s held since 1988. Since 2006, Reeve has been the president of the Alaska Power Association, Alaska’s electric utility trade association. Dedicated to improving community life, Reeve also has served as chairman of the Northwest Alaska Boys and Girls Club since 2000. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kennedy Western University. Reeve is reappointed to a seat reserved for a representative of a small rural electric utility.

Posey, of Anchorage, is the general manager at Anchorage Municipal Light and Power, a position he’s held since 2003. Prior to that, Posey served as Anchorage’s director of the Cultural and Recreational Services Department. Posey has served in the U.S. Air Force and holds a law degree from the University of Kansas. He is reappointed to a seat reserved for a representative of a large urban electric utility.

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