Green energy technology is built through mining. Without certain raw materials, such as graphite and rare earth metals, everything from the lithium-ion batteries that power Teslas to those storing electricity from wind turbines would be impossible to create, says US Senator Lisa Murkowski.
The AEO will drive coordination and collaboration on DOE’s many activities in the Arctic region including international cooperation on Arctic issues, research on methane hydrates, and development of advanced micro grids and nuclear power systems.
SB123 is the culmination of decades of work by advocates for an improved Alaska energy system and mandates several important changes to the Railbelt electric grid.
The Makushin Geothermal Project would accommodate all of Unalaska’s current and known potential customer base while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy security, and helping diversify the local economy.
Collectively, the programs will help Chugach learn more about the trend toward transportation electrification and its impacts on the power grid.
Chugach and the Municipality of Anchorage have been working together to finalize the transaction and move to closing.