ACEP Project Receives Funding: Sustainable Village Energy: Integration of Renewable and Diesel Systems to Improve Energy Self-Reliance for Remote Rural Alaska Communities

The Department of Energy’s EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) recently announced that ACEP will receive renewed funding to enhance the capacity at the University of Alaska (UA) to provide leadership in developing diesel-renewable hybrid energy systems for islanded, non-integrated electric grids and their associated oil-based heating systems. The overarching project goal is to increase energy self-reliance in Alaska’s remote rural communities by reducing dependence on imported diesel fuel through strategies that can be replicated elsewhere. Reducing diesel dependence in these communities would provide a model for reducing carbon emissions and economic dependency in remote communities globally Integration is a central feature of our program: Integration of renewables with diesel generation; integration of university researchers across disciplines and with community partners; and integration of our facilities and resources with those of our national partners.

Our proposal consists of mutually reinforcing tasks, each focused around a key objective:

1) Improve Data Management
2) Address Engineering Challenges

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