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Renewable Energy Request for Applications Issued


AEA Seeks Qualified Applicants for Round III Grants


(Anchorage) – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is soliciting competitive grant applications from qualified applicants for renewable energy projects to be funded by the Alaska State Legislature. 

In 2008, the Alaska Legislature established the Renewable Energy Fund and authorized AEA to administer the procedures for awarding the grants and distributing grant funds. AEA received more than 230 Round I and Round II applications which were thoroughly evaluated in accordance with the criteria set forth in the legislation. Following AEA’s recommendations, the 26th Legislature in the 2009 session approved 107 Round I and Round II renewable energy projects totaling $125 million.

AEA is seeking to recommend projects based on applications that clearly demonstrate a public benefit from the proposed project. From Round III applications received, AEA will make project recommendations to the Legislature for FY2011 funding.

AEA must receive Round III applications no later than 5:00 PM Tuesday, November 10, 2009.

The Request for Application (RFA), application forms and all contact information can be found on the web at www.akenergyauthority.org/RE_Fund-III.html. Applicants may also contact Renewable Energy Fund Grants Administrator Butch White by e-mail at re_fund@aidea.org, or telephone (907) 771-3048.

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