DOE Announces Alaskan Community Energy Efficiency Competition
New $4 million iniative
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing a new $4 million initiative to significantly accelerate efforts by remote Alaskan communities to adopt sustainable energy strategies. Yesterday, during the Association of Village Council Presidents Annual Convention in Bethel, Alaska, DOE issued a request for information (RFI) to gather feedback to ensure the goals and activities of the initiative are relevant to remote rural Alaskan communities.
The proposed initiative is a competitive effort that will elicit the best approaches to developing and implementing clean energy solutions that are applicable throughout rural Alaska and potentially in other Arctic regions. Items of interest include competition design, community energy needs, energy consumption data collection, and partnership needs.
This is a joint effort between the DOE Office of Indian Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Alaska Native communities are encouraged to provide their input. Responses are due Oct. 30, 2015 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time and may be submitted directly to AlaskaCompetition@hq.doe.gov.