ACEP’s Research in a Nutshell

Jeremy Vandermeer

What does ACEP do exactly? We get that question a lot. To help answer it, we asked ACEP researchers to tell us, in a nutshell, about their research and why it is important to Alaska and beyond.

This idea came from ACEP student researcher Grace Bolt. It allows our researchers to share their activities and the importance of their work in a way that doesn’t require the viewer to struggle through a scientific publication.

“I wanted a way to communicate the important but complex research that ACEP conducts every day,” Bolt said.

In our first feature, Jeremy VanderMeer talks about helping to create an open-source computer model to investigate energy storage. Learn how he is using MiGRIDS to help remote Alaska microgrids.

These one-minute videos, edited by ACEP’s chief storyteller Amanda Byrd, present the information in understandable language from real human beings. No jargon. No technical data. Just the research highlights — in a nutshell.

“The work ACEP does every day leads to a better, more sustainable future; these videos document their accomplishments in a way that is easy to understand,” Bolt added.

We will continue to add research stories to this collection, so keep visiting and find out what we are doing at ACEP!


A screen shot of Jeremy VanderMeer explaining how ACEP open-source software is helping Alaska communities.