ACEP This Week
September 23-29, 2013
(For prior week's news, please visit the ACEP This Week Archive)
Alaska Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Demonstration Report Released
This report reviews the Nenana, Alaska Hydrokinetic RivGen™ Power System Project – the development and demonstration of an in-river hydrokinetic system by ORPC Alaska, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ocean Renewable Power Company, collectively ORPC).
This demonstration was funded by the Denali Commission Emerging Energy Technology Grant (EETG) program and implemented by ORPC. As a part of the EETG program, ACEP provided an independent analysis of the project and technology.
The report identifies the project participants and their roles as well as documents the development of the project and demonstration of the power system turbine and foundation. The report also presents findings based on the experience of the demonstration, makes recommendations for future deployments of the RivGen™ Power System, and presents broader recommendations for other hydrokinetic development efforts in Alaska.
For comprehensive project information, data, and report appendices, please visit the EETG program website.
ACEP Participates at Careers in Energy Job Fair
ACEP members will be manning a booth at this year’s Careers in Energy Job Fair on Wednesday, September 25th from 5pm to 8pm at the UAF Wood Center.
Join us to learn more about ACEP’s summer internship program and other current openings.
We encourage all students interested in the ACEP internship program to apply or speak to us for more information.
ACEP At Work – Pilgrim Hot Springs Geothermal Assessment Weekly Project Update
- T4 rig drills 22 inch hole 140 feet deep
- 18 inch casing welded together, inserted in hole, and cemented in place
- Schramm drill repaired and drilling again
NEXT WEEK: Total depth should be reached and the hole properties will be analyzed
View Tuesday’s article in the Alaska Dispatch: Geothermal could be key to figuring out Nome's costly power problem
To receive the daily updates contact Max Frey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ACEP attends 2013 Arctic Energy Summit in Akureyri, Iceland
ACEP Director, Gwen Holdmann, along with Research Assistant, Haley McIntyre, and Research Assistant Professor, Marc Mueller-Stoffels, will be traveling to Iceland on October 6, 2013 to attend the 2013 Arctic Energy Summit which will be held in Akureyri, Iceland.
The summit is a multi-disciplinary event expected to draw several hundred industry officials, scientists, academics, policy makers, energy professionals and community leaders together to collaborate and share leading approaches on Arctic energy issues.
ACEP attends Institute of the North’s Chukotka Russian Policy Tour
ACEP Research Assistant, Haley McIntyre, will be attending the Institute of the North’s Chukotka Russian Policy tour September 25th-29th 2013. The tour will include attendance at the 2013 Beringia Days Conference on September 27th to 28th with a cultural festival on September 29th.
ACEP in the Community: Yakutat
Affiliated researcher, George Roe and ACEP Biomass Coordinator, Amanda Byrd head to Yakutat this week to be involved in the Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy’s START (Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team) meetings. Yakutat was selected as part of the second round of START communities which receive resources for help with energy planning, technical advising and other assistance from the Department of Energy and affiliated agencies. ACEP will bring lessons learned from our Scenarios Planning workshop and other work in the community including wave energy and biomass related-projects.
Passive Solar: Your Natural Solution Now
Arctic Sun invites you to join us for the final seminar in our Sustainable Energy Summer Education Series.
Passive Solar: Your Natural Solution Now.
“Passive solar may be the ultimate energy source, and was civilization's first designed use of any renewable energy. Passive solar refers to utilizing the sun’s energy without any mechanical systems or equipment involved—and, it is the only renewable energy that is truly free. There is no equipment to install or maintain, no moving parts to wear out or repair, and zero operational costs. Most people are familiar with the basic concept of south facing windows allowing sunshine to enter a house for light and warmth, but there is so much more to the concept and that you can do to increase your home’s solar gain. Arctic Sun’s General Manager Karl Kassel explores passive solar concepts and shares knowledge from his own passive solar building experiences. Join Arctic Sun for this informative evening on your natural energy solution.”
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