Communities - Apply for Technical Assistance to Improve Energy Resilience

Communities - Apply for Technical Assistance to Improve Energy Resilience

Is your Alaska community looking to increase its energy resilience? Have you been considering renewable energy, efficiency efforts, microgrids or other projects to address unreliable or expensive energy systems?

The University of Alaska and REAP have formed the Alaska Rural Energy Partnership to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to bring you free technical assistance through the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP).

Applications for the 2021 round of support are due by Feb. 15, 2021.

Interested? Here are your next steps:

  1. Register for the overview webinar on Jan. 26, 10 a.m., hosted by NREL.
  2. For updates, join our Facebook page here. Review project details here.
  3. Contact Chris Rose at or Patty Eagan at to discuss your project idea or application.

Who should apply?

Alaska communities with unreliable and expensive energy systems and supplies that are seeking to integrate clean energy projects. The Alaska Rural Energy Partnership is the partner organization for communities in Alaska, while other organizations serve as liaisons for other regions in the U.S.

What does the technical assistance cover?

Ideas for community projects are included under “Application Selection Criteria and Eligibility” here, and more specific ideas will be discussed in the overview webinar. Please reach out to Chris or Patty if you’d like to talk through something specific.

With the support of the Alaska Rural Energy Partnership, you’ll be connected with a national lab for a 12- to 18-month project. There is no cost to you, but note that ETIPP is not a grant program and does not provide funding for implementing your project. We look forward to partnering with islanded and remote communities throughout Alaska to help increase their energy resilience and achieve their clean energy goals.

Please reach out and let us know how we can support you in your application process — we're here to help!