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AEA Announces New Request for Applications


Emerging Energy Technology Fund Grants

(Anchorage) -The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is soliciting competitive grant applications from qualified applicants for emerging energy technology projects to be funded by the Alaska State Legislature and the Denali Commission. AEA must receive completed applications by 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

In 2010, the Alaska Legislature established the Emerging Energy Technology Fund and authorized AEA to administer procedures for awarding the grants and distributing grant funds. The Legislature appropriated $2.4 million to the fund for FY 2011. In addition, the Denali Commission contributed $2.4 million, also for FY 2011.

"AEA will support projects that promote the expansion of energy sources available to Alaskans," 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 Request for Applications, Grant Budget Instructions, and all supporting information can be found at www.akenergyauthority.org/EETFundGrantProgram.html. Applicants may also contact Grants Administrator Butch White by e-mail at eetf@aidea.org, or telephone (907) 771-3048.

AEA expects to have grants in place in early July. Funds are disbursed to grantees as work proceeds and invoices are submitted to the Authority.

Alaska Energy Authority is a public corporation of the state whose mission is to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska.

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