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REAP Newsletter: Oct. 12 Energy Efficiency Forum, MicroHydro, Alaska Solar Tour & More


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Newsletter Issue #21
October 2011


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Thank goodness for Friday!  Hope everyone has a great weekend and hope to see you at the forum next Wednesday. Lots of great events and news to report so READ ON!   



'How Far Can Energy Efficiency Take us'

6-8pm * Anchorage Museum * 625 C Street

Live Podcast: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/213232440

Presenters: Sean Skaling and Katie Conway from Alaska Energy Authority, Jason Collins of Wolf Architecture, and Garrett Burtner from the design firm of McCool Carlson Green.

Nationwide, buildings use more than 40% of ALL the energy we consume. Reducing how much energy our homes and businesses use can pay huge dividends.  Come learn more about what you can do, hear some of what the state is doing to encourage energy efficiency, and how a Mat-Su School and business have used energy efficient design to reduce their energy bills. More info at www.REalaska.org __________________________________________ 

FIRE ISLAND WIND: A decision on the Fire Island Wind project is expected Monday, Oct. 10 from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Details here

solar tour imageAK SOLAR TOURS: The last tour was Oct. 6 in Kaktovik, Dillingham and Mat-Su. If you missed out, don't worry. You can still dowload the solartour.pdf to read about the sites and see pictures. These tours are a GREAT resource to learn from your neighbors around the state who are doing renewable energy and energy efficiency.

MICROHYDRO: When I was at the REAP Booth at the Alaska State Fair this year, a number of people asked me about microhydro systems. Jim Norman and Ralph Harrison at ABS Alaskan said they've installed such systems and are a resource for more info. Jim is at 452-2002 or contact Ralph at Ralph@absak.com 

If you have a system and are willing to share information, let us know and we'll pass your information along to those interested.  

WOOD ENERGY: Wood Energy Pre-Feasibility Studies applications sought. Deadline is Nov. 4. MORE

Kodiak Alaska wind turbinesCONGRATS: Things are going so well with Kodiak's wind farm that the Kodiak Electric Association has just ordered 3 more wind turbines. So far, the first three turbines installed in 2009 have saved the utility a net of $3.6 million in avoided diesel fuel costs. Together the turbines and hydro system have made the utility 89% renewably powered.     



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Oct. 6-8: AIA Alaska Annual Conference in Anchorage. MORE

Oct. 7 & 8: Joe Wheeler, Architect Professor at Virginia Tech is in Anchorage and Mat-Su speaking on Lumenhaus, which won the international Solar Decathlon this past year in Madrid. MORE

Oct. 14-16: Bioneers Conference in Anchorage. MORE

Oct. 26: Alaska Hydrokinetics Conference in Anchorage. MORE

Updated 2011 Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska

Atlas coverFirst released in 2006 by REAP and the Alaska Energy Authority, the Atlas is the go-to guide for getting an overview of Alaska's renewable energy resources and how they are being developed.  Download a copy of the Atlas from the REAP website at www.REalaska.org. Scroll down to the headline "2011 Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska."

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