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REAP to host Clean Energy Forum

November forum to focus on tidal and hydrokinetic energy in Alaska

Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) will be hosting a Clean Energy Forum on tidal and hydrokinetic energy in Alaska. This free event is a part of REAP’s ongoing 2012-2013 Clean Energy Lecture Series.

Doug Johnson & Monty Worthington of Ocean Renewable Power Company Alaska will talk about their company’s work across the US and in Alaska. Recently ORPC began selling tidal power back into the grid of Northern Maine, making it the first commercial tidal operation in the United States. They will give updates this project and as well as their pilot project in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.

Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Johnson of the Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center at UAF will present on hydrokinetic technology and it's potential in our state. Jerry and his team at AHERC focus on applied research and engineering related to extracting power from moving rivers and tidal basins. He will talk about the science of hydrokinetic energy, how it works, and what's being done to evaluate its economic viability in our state.

When: Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Anchorage Museum Auditorium, 625 C Street (Please Use 7th Avenue entrance)

For a list of future Clean Energy Forums - http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/events/reap-monthly-forums/

Online Webinar Registration - https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/245743841

The Renewable Energy Alaska (REAP) is a statewide non-profit education and advocacy group focused on increasing the development of renewable energy and promoting energy efficiency in Alaska. REAP’s members include individuals, Alaska electric utilities, businesses, conservation and consumer groups, Alaska Native organizations, and municipal, state and federal entities.

 

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