Eleventh Rural Energy Conference Features RACEE Day

Eleventh Rural Energy Conference Features RACEE Day

The 11th biennial Rural Energy Conference, organized and sponsored by the Alaska Energy Authority and ACEP, features presentations and panels on energy efficiency, renewable energy in Alaska, energy economics and rural Alaska perspectives.

Keynote speakers for the 2018 conference include University of Alaska President James R. Johnsen and Alaska Energy Authority Executive Director Janet Reiser.

Prior to the conference, on April 9, the Alaska Energy Authority in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy will host a Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency Competition peer exchange, RACEE Day.

The RACEE empowers remote Alaska communities to develop reliable, affordable solutions using energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. In 2015, the Department of Energy launched the $4 million initiative in three phases. The initiative meets some of the challenges posed by Alaska’s unique energy profile. Rural Alaskans face high energy costs; saving energy helps free up household budgets for food, medicine and other necessities.

The communities in the final phase of RACEE include the City of Galena, Village of Holy Cross, Village of Kiana, Village of Klawock, City of Noorvik, City of Port Lions and City of Ruby.

The REC will be held April 9-12 in Fairbanks at the Westmark Hotel. Register here.