ACEP This Week
July 22 – 26, 2013
(For prior week's news, please visit the ACEP This Week Archive)
HVDC Final Report Now Available
SMALL-SCALE HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT TRANSMISSION - A Lessons Learned
Review of the Polarconsult HVDC Phase II Project with Recommendations for Future Research and Alaskan Application
Prepared for: The Denali Commission
For more information on this report contact Jason Meyer, Emerging Energy Technology Manager (ACEP), Jason.Meyer@alaska.edu.
Image top right: Failed Pole Support Due to Lack of Grounding and Lack of Fault Detection (Source: Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority).
Image bottom left: New Bethel–Napakiak 3-Phase AC Intertie Under Construction (Source: Denali Commission).
CES Energy in the Evenings July 22-26th (5:00 – 8:30 pm) Reichart Building Room 138
ACEP’s Biomass Coordinator, Amanda Byrd, will be presenting on Tuesday, July 23rd, “Biomass Is It Right For Me and My Community?” Ms. Byrd will be presenting on the potential for biomass energy in Alaskan communities and discussing the assessment tools for determining if this energy resource is a good fit for a community.
ACEP Student Researcher, Christopher Pike, will be presenting on Wednesday, July 24th, “Adding Renewable Energy: Opportunities and Tradeoffs”. This presentation will be an overview of many types of renewables, the associated tradeoffs and what some good decision making strategies could be for organizations interested in using renewables to stabilize energy costs.
If you would like more information on one of the sessions please send Art an email email@example.com.
Sandia National Laboratory Releases 2013 Energy Storage Handbook
DOE/EPRI 2013 Electricity Storage Handbook in Collaboration with NRECA (PDF, 12 MB) has been released and is available for download. It was jointly authored by the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories, Electric Power Research Institute, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and AECOM Technical Services, Inc.
The Electricity Storage Handbook is a how-to guide for utility and rural cooperative engineers, planners, and decision makers to plan and implement energy storage projects. The Handbook also serves as an information resource for investors and venture capitalists, providing the latest developments in technologies and tools to guide their evaluations of energy storage opportunities. It includes a comprehensive database of the cost of current storage systems in a wide variety of electric utility and customer services, along with interconnection schematics. A list of significant past and present energy storage projects is provided for a practical perspective.
Energy Technology Facility Tours This Week
Monday, July 22nd:
- Wendell Whistler, Training Coordinator for IBEW Kornfeind Training Center
- Chancellor Rogers and Vice Chancellor Sfraga are hosting Representatives Lindsey Holmes and Cathy Munoz with 10 + staff members.
Lunch and Learn July 16th
Article Discussion: The Alaskan Energy Picture and Geothermal Exploration Lecture
On Friday’s from 12:00 – 1:00, ACEP staff and interns participate in a brown bag lunch and learn. If you are interested in attending this lecture, contact Marcia Cassino at (907) 474-5402.
Connect with ACEP
The Alaska Center for Energy & Power is an applied research program under the Institute of Northern Engineering located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. For more information contact Julie Estey, Business Director, Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org.