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1 Alaska Renewable Energy Programs and Project Funding Alaska Coastal Management Program Juneau March 4, 2009 Peter Crimp

2 AEA Programs Statewide Energy Planning Statewide Energy Planning Infrastructure ownerBradley Lake Hydro, Willow-Healy intertie Infrastructure ownerBradley Lake Hydro, Willow-Healy intertie Rural Bulk Fuel & Power System Upgrades Rural Bulk Fuel & Power System Upgrades Training Training Power Cost Equalization (PCE) Power Cost Equalization (PCE) Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency Project Financing Project Financing

3 Statewide Energy Planning Alaska Energy Plan Alaska Energy Plan Rural Energy Plan (2002) Rural Energy Plan (2002) Energy Policy Task Force Energy Policy Task Force Rural Energy Action Council Rural Energy Action Council RE Atlas of Alaska RE Atlas of Alaska Alaska Power Statistics Alaska Power Statistics Alaska Energy Inventory Alaska Energy Inventory alaska.gov

4 End Use Efficiency Statewide Energy Efficiency Policy Review – AEA/AHFC in draft Statewide Energy Efficiency Policy Review – AEA/AHFC in draft Weatherization and audit ramp-up Weatherization and audit ramp-up Training and certification Training and certification Community and commercial facility audits and EE grant program Community and commercial facility audits and EE grant program State lead by example! State lead by example! EE Tech Asst Program: Facility and power system energy audits. EE Tech Asst Program: Facility and power system energy audits. Village EUE Measures: Upgrades in 100+ facilities in 30 communities. Village EUE Measures: Upgrades in 100+ facilities in 30 communities. Program Manager: Rebecca Garrett, Program Manager: Rebecca Garrett,

5 Generation Efficiency Tuluksak: Before and After Basic requirement for including renewable energy: An efficient power system with modern controls.

6 Hydroelectric

7 Hydroelectric Cordova Electric: Power Creek 6 MW AEA: Chuniisax (Atka) 270 kW AP&T: South Fork 2 MW Hydro Program Manager: Doug Ott Bradley Lk. and Snettisham PM: Bryan Carey

8 Biomass (wood, fish oil, garbage, ag crops)

9 Biomass Wood Energy Program: Alaska Wood Energy Dev Task GroupAlaska Wood Energy Dev Task Group Craig District Heating projectCraig District Heating project Fish Oil Biodiesel Program: Fish Oil Biodiesel Program: Engine and handling tests at UAF and NPSEngine and handling tests at UAF and NPS Develop fish oil rendering moduleDevelop fish oil rendering module Municipal Waste: Municipal Waste: Anchorage Landfill Gas feasibility analysisAnchorage Landfill Gas feasibility analysis Prog Mgrs: Ron Brown (wood, waste) Prog Mgrs: Ron Brown (wood, waste) James Jensen (biodiesel) James Jensen (biodiesel)

10 Wind

11 Wind Alternative Energy and EE Continuing with: Continuing with: Anemometer Loan Program Anemometer Loan Program Project Feasibility Assessment Project Feasibility Assessment Project Financing Project Financing Current Initiatives: Current Initiatives: Railbelt Wind Integration Railbelt Wind Integration Regional Wind Development Regional Wind Development Program Manager: Martina Dabo, Program Manager: Martina Dabo,

12 Geothermal

13 Geothermal Geothermal development plan in draft Geothermal development plan in draft Data compilation with DNR Data compilation with DNR Mt. Spurr Mt. Spurr Possible MW Possible MW miles from Beluga transmission infrastructure miles from Beluga transmission infrastructure Significant resource uncertainty Significant resource uncertainty DNR Lease Sale 9/08: $3.5 million DNR Lease Sale 9/08: $3.5 million Alaska Geothermal Working Group: 47 participants. Alaska Geothermal Working Group: 47 participants. Program Manager: David Lockard, Program Manager: David Lockard, Crater Peak, Mt. Spurr

14 Ocean Energy Tidal energy study of Knik Arm completed in 5/06 (AEA, EPRI). Alaska Tidal Energy Conference, Ketchikan, 1/07 (see AEA website.) 9 new preliminary FERC tidal energy applications filed on Cook Inlet. River In-stream Energy Conversion study Spring (AEA, EPRI, CEA, ML&P). Program Manager: David Lockard, Program Manager: David Lockard, Ocean Renewable Power Corp. 200 kW, 2008

15 Wind Continuing with: Continuing with: Anemometer Loan Program Anemometer Loan Program Project Feasibility Assessment Project Feasibility Assessment Project Financing Project Financing Current Initiatives: Current Initiatives: Railbelt Wind Integration Railbelt Wind Integration Regional Wind Development Regional Wind Development Program Manager: Martina Dabo, Program Manager: Martina Dabo,

16 Solar

17 Renewable Energy Fund HB 152 $100 M available in fy09, +$200 M intended for next 5 years $100 M available in fy09, +$200 M intended for next 5 years Selection criteria: Selection criteria: Economics Economics Energy cost per capita Energy cost per capita Statewide balance Statewide balance Matching funds Matching funds Advisory committee helps AEA Advisory committee helps AEA develop methods develop methods Legislative approval in years 2-5 Legislative approval in years 2-5 Next due date is November 12. Next due date is November 12.

18 RE Fund Results to Date 112 Proposals received by 10/9

19 RE Fund Results to Date Total Requested $454 million $ Million

20 RE Fund Results to Date

21 Conclusion In rural areas continue to support reliable energy through PCE, upgrades, and training. In rural areas continue to support reliable energy through PCE, upgrades, and training. But long-term rural sustainability requires reduced dependence on diesel. But long-term rural sustainability requires reduced dependence on diesel. Statewide: Need significant capital investment for cost-effective projects that Statewide: Need significant capital investment for cost-effective projects that Diversify energy sources, helping to Diversify energy sources, helping to Lessen shortfall of natural gas in SC Lessen shortfall of natural gas in SC Stabilize long-term energy costs Stabilize long-term energy costs

22 Thanks! Peter Crimp Alaska Energy Authority 813 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, AK (907) (toll free in Alaska)


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