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SMPS Alaska to Discuss the Future of Alaska Energy at Next Luncheon

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (October 9, 2013) – Longtime Alaska Energy Advocate Brent Petrie will discuss the future of Alaska Energy at the next SMPS Alaska Chapter luncheon on October 15.

Petrie recently retired from the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, where he managed the development of various projects, including renewable energy projects. He is now involved with the development of the All Alaska Energy Project, which he believes will provide more power to more Alaskans in less time than any other alternative presently available. 

The All Alaska Energy Project proposes building a natural-gas-fueled power plant on Alaska’s North Slope that will distribute power throughout the state using high voltage direct current (HVDC) power lines. Petrie’s discussion will include the implications and opportunities this project will provide the Alaska A/E/C industry.

The luncheon runs from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., with doors opening at 11:30 a.m., and is held at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. Costs are $35 for SMPS members and $65 for non-members.

For more information about this event contact Skip Bourgeois at skip@smpsalaska.org or to register visit www.smpsalaska.org.

Founded in 2011, SMPS Alaska’s mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the Alaska building industry. SMPS’s vision is for premiere professional service firms to recognize SMPS as their most trusted resource for building business and achieving success. The member-based organization works to secure profitable business relationships for architecture/engineering/construction (A/E/C) companies through networking, business intelligence, and research. They offer monthly luncheons, webinars, and various events that benefit members and the Alaska business community. For more information, visit www.smpsalaska.org.

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