Alaska Startup Kartorium Celebrates Kotzebue’s Innovation Ecosystem in Blog

March 20, 2023

View of Kotzebue from the north, in the Kartorium cloud platform. Image courtesy of Kartorium.
Image courtesy of Kartorium.
View of Kotzebue from the north, in the Kartorium cloud platform.

An Alaska owned and operated software startup, Kartorium, recently released a blog post highlighting their involvement in a collaborative project including Kotzebue Electric Association and a diverse group of project partners including ACEP and Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship, and Launch Alaska in assessing KEA’s data needs and energy goals.

ACEP, a longtime partner of the city of Kotzebue, has worked with KEA to investigate energy systems that are suitable for electric grids that are disconnected from any main power grid. Specifically, ACEP aided in the collection of electrical data as well as building system data to support power system modeling efforts.

In the blog post ACEP data governance lead Vanessa Raymond sums up the importance of the collaboration in saying, “I think it tells a very beautiful story about how we need an ecosystem to support this type of work – no one organization can do it alone.” Raymond later went on to say, “This is a long-form, multiphase activity that needs the sustained effort of all partners in order to be repeatable.”

Kotzebue has pioneered the integration of renewable energy since the late 1990s and continues to demonstrate the city’s investment in a more sustainable and economically resilient future.

To read the blog article, click on the link.