Programs & Facilities
Energy Technology Testing Facilities to Support Alaskan Industry
The Alaska Center for Energy & Power (ACEP) is proud to announce the opening of their brand new facility, the Energy Technology Facility Lab Modules. This new facility will allow the Alaska Center for Energy and Power to play a new role in Alaska's energy future, housing three established test beds that together represent a remarkable opportunity for the university to partner with industry and agencies to develop solutions for the state and beyond.
ACEP’s facilities are designed to offer a testing environment to technology developers. Envisioned as an intermediate step to full commercial deployment, these test facilities have been carefully designed to be easily reconfigured for a range of testing needs, thus permitting assessment of product performance based on many real world conditions.
Alaska Wind-Diesel Applications Center
Diesel Generator Test Bed
Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center
- Community Energy Solutions – ACEP is where the rubber meets the road for developing sustainable energy solutions for Alaska’s communities. ACEP serves as a proving ground so that efficient and effective technologies can be implemented throughout the State, particularly in rural Alaska where diesel fuel and power failures come at a high cost.
- Powering the Economy – ACEP provides the research needed to develop big power projects in Alaska to service resource development needs in both the state and the Arctic. A new gold rush has begun for resources in an Arctic with diminished sea ice. Growth in Alaska and throughout the Arctic will require power, and Alaska has the opportunity to position itself as the new power broker. Large and small scale energy and power production is an issue of not only economic and energy security, but national security.
- The Energy Field of the Future – ACEP extends ongoing research at the University of Alaska in gas hydrates, heavy oil, coal, carbon sequestration and other opportunities so that the oil industry and the state are prepared for the future. The Energy Field of the Future does not need to be limited to extraction technologies. ACEP investigates new ways of using existing oil infrastructure in an environment of declining oil reserves.