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.
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.
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.
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.
ENSTAR is pleased to announce the appointment of John Sims, previously Vice President of Corporate Resources to the role of President of ENSTAR Natural Gas Company. Mr. Sims has succeeded Jared Green, who served as President of ENSTAR since 2014. Mr. Green returns to Calgary, Alberta, to assume his new role as President of AltaGas Canadian Utilities.
The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) Board of Directors is seeking a new Executive Director. The successful candidate will serve as the chief executive officer responsible for leading all business and operations of AEA, a public corporation of the state with the mission to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska.
Bob Engel, CoBank’s former Chief Executive Officer has joined the Board of Directors of Alaska Power & Telephone Company (AP&T), one of Alaska’s leading independently-owned utility companies. Mr. Engel steps into his new role with AP&T as an Independent Director alongside board Chairman Michael Barry and Mark Foster, presently serving in the same capacity.