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Our Projects

ACEP partners with a diverse range of stakeholders to meet the energy research needs of Alaska and beyond. We offer technical assistance to communities, tribal organizations, utilities and non-profits; innovation partnerships for start-up companies; and industry-sponsored research to address specific technical, economic, social and scientific challenges.

Our wide range of local, state, national and international partners ensure our research is relevant, current and world-class.

Project highlights

Water Horse on river

Sep 01

This project was carried out to advance the Technology Readiness Level of the Water Horse hydrokinetic power harvester from 5 to 7.

Sep 01

This project aims to determine the benefits and issues associated with integration of wave and other renewable energy sources into small grid systems.

Tanana River Test Site (TRTS).

Sep 01

This project supports infrastructure upgrades to the Tanana River Test Site, the river energy test site of the Pacific Marine Energy Center.

TRTS on the Tanana river

Sep 01

This project aims to develop new technical pathways to design economically competitive hydrokinetic turbines for tidal and river currents.

Wind generator in Kokhanok, Alaska

Sep 20

This project aims to restore the high penetration wind-diesel system and to simultaneously develop a real-world wind-diesel microgrid test bed for research in Kokhanok, Alaska.

A Bifacial solar panel

Sep 20

This project aims to characterize how well bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) panels perform at high latitudes.

solar panel test site

Sep 20

This project tracks the performance and cost of solar photovoltaic technology in Alaska.

Snow shedding off solar panels

Sep 20

This project aims to better characterize the performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays in high latitude and cold climates.

A group of people posing for group photo

Sep 21

The project intends to develop and validate models to assess the dynamic response of converter-dominated power systems across multiple spatio-temporal scales.

Hill view of St. Mary's

Sep 22

This project identified a Grid Bridging System (GBS) that allows costly diesel generators to turn off for periods of time and the entire system to run on renewables to reduce fuel consumption and environment impacts in Alaskan communities.

Two researchers working with equipment on the ice.

Nov 11

This project addresses questions about land/sea interactions, biogeochemical and biological composition, seasonal dynamics and long-term changes within lagoons along the northern Alaskan Arctic coast.

Kotzebue solar and wind turbine monitoring

Jan 01

As a member of the UNIFI, or Universal Interoperability for Grid-Forming Inverter Consortium, ACEP attempts to advance grid-forming inverter technologies and to help provide new guidance for effective and stable inverter operations.