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Alaska Resource Education Announces New Executive Director None 

Alaska Resource Education Announces New Executive Director

Ella comes to ARE with over 25 years’ experience in Alaska resource industries. She brings experience in mining as well as oil and gas, most recently as Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Statoil Alaska.

Chugach Donates Hundreds of Turkeys to Charity None 

Chugach Donates Hundreds of Turkeys to Charity

Continuing a long tradition, Chugach Electric Association is donating 450 turkeys to 10 local charities as part of its annual community outreach over the holiday season.

Chugach Electric financial rating upgraded None 

Chugach Electric financial rating upgraded

S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has upgraded Chugach Electric Association’s financial rating to “A” from its previous “A-.” The rating agency also provides an outlook of “Stable” for Chugach.

AIDEA Board Approves Pentex Sale None 

AIDEA Board Approves Pentex Sale

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board on Thursday approved a Resolution that authorizes AIDEA to sell Pentex Alaska Natural Gas Company, LLC and its assets, including Fairbanks Natural Gas, to the Interior Gas Utility (IGU).

AIDEA Commends Interior Gas Utility Board Action None 

AIDEA Commends Interior Gas Utility Board Action

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) is pleased with the outcome of Tuesday’s Interior Gas Utility (IGU) Board vote on the purchase of Pentex Alaska Natural Gas Company, LLC and its assets.

DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Energy Infrastructure Development None 

DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Energy Infrastructure Development

Today, during the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Program Review, Carole Plowfield, Acting Director for the Office of Indian Energy announced a notice of intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands” later this year.

Students Conserve Energy and Win Prizes None 

Students Conserve Energy and Win Prizes

More than 3,600 students from 131 classrooms in 27 middle and elementary schools around the state participated in the 2017 Power Pledge Challenge, an initiative aimed at helping youth better understand energy use.

USDA Invests $2.5 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure None 

USDA Invests $2.5 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that USDA is investing $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development in 27 states.

Funding Opportunity for Energy Innovators and Arctic Tech Startups in Alaska Launch None 

Funding Opportunity for Energy Innovators and Arctic Tech Startups in Alaska Launch

Launch Alaska, a new Anchorage-based energy accelerator, has extended the application deadline for spots in its 2018 cohort. The group is accepting applications until October 8 for it’s highly competitive four-month program, which includes mentoring, $75,000 in financing for start-ups who have or are working on a prototype, and opportunities for up to $1M in financing for technologies that are deployment-ready and targeted towards a problem facing the Arctic region, particularly in the areas of energy, food, water, and transportation.

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Power Pledge Challenge Kicks Off October Energy Awareness Month

Over 2,000 students will learn about energy efficiency next month and compete for prizes statewide as part of the Power Pledge Challenge. Utilities and organizations from Mat-Su, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, and Juneau host the challenge as part of Energy Awareness Month, recognized every year in October.