Funds Available for Energy Efficiency in Rural Alaska
The Alaska Energy Authority opens application period for the Village Energy Efficiency Program
Anchorage – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is working to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska, including promoting energy efficiency and conservation measures. Applications are now accepted for the Village Energy Efficiency Program (VEEP).
Through VEEP $900,000 in grant funding is available for small, high-energy cost communities to implement energy efficiency and conservation measures in their public buildings and facilities. Eligible applicants include municipalities, cities, school districts, unincorporated villages, Alaska Native regional and village corporations, 501(c) 3 tribal consortiums, regional housing authorities and traditional councils. Applications for the VEEP grants are due Aug. 12, 2013; AEA can provide technical assistance to potential applicants.
“Energy Efficiency measures can result in immediate cost savings to the community,” continued Fisher-Goad.
“AEA’s programs have shown an average immediate annual savings of 29 cents per dollar invested in energy efficiency measures.”
AEA's efficiency programs focus on commercial and rural public buildings, private commercial buildings statewide, industrial facilities and general education and outreach, AEA also provides support for the Alaska Energy Efficiency Partnership, AKEnergyEfficiency.org.
Additional information and applications can be found online at Akenergyauthority.org.
The Alaska Energy Authority is a public corporation of the state. AEA’s mission is to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska by investing in Alaska’s infrastructure, diversifying Alaska’s energy portfolio, energy planning and policy and training and technical assistance. Akenergyauthority.org.