• Renewable Energy Fund (REF)
  • Round Nine
  • Round Eight
  • Round Seven
  • Round Six
  • Round Five
  • Round Four
  • Round Three
  • Round Two
  • Round One
  • Advisory Committee
  • Resources

REF and Grant Recommendation Program Fact Sheet

The Alaska Energy Authority (the Authority) will not be issuing a Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Request for Applications (RFA) in Fiscal Year 2017. For more information please see this Announcement Regarding the Renewable Energy Fund Round X (Link)

Overview

The Alaska Renewable Energy Fund (REF) provides benefits to Alaskans by assisting communities across the state to reduce and stabilize the cost of energy. The program is designed to produce cost-effective renewable energy for heat and power to benefit Alaskans statewide. The program also creates jobs, uses local energy resources, and keeps money in local economies.

The REF was established by the Alaska State Legislature in 2008, and extended 10 years in 2012. The REF is managed by the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and provides public funding for the development of qualifying and competitively selected renewable energy projects in Alaska.

 

For more information contact:

Cady Lister
Lead Economist
Tel. 907.771.3000
Fax 907.771.3044

 

Round 9                     2016

Application Documents

Best Practices Checklist

Cover Letter Biomass Checklist
Request for Applications Heat Pump Checklist
Grant Application Form - Standard Heat Recovery Checklist
Grant Application Form - Heat Projects Hydro Checklist
Example Standard Grant Agreement Solar Checklist
Applications Received Wind Checklist

Economic Evaluation Model

The model linked below will be used for REF R9 economic evaluation. Please take a moment to read the “Home” and “Assumptions” tabs to better understand how the model works as well as any changes that may have been made in the last year
Evaluation Model Rural Fuel Model Report

Recommendations

REF Round IX Status Report (Print Version) REF Round IX Application Summaries Report
Economic Evaluations REF Status Report Appendix

 

Round 8       $11.5M     2015

Application Documents

Best Practices Checklist

Cover Letter Biomass Checklist
Request for Applications Heat Pump Checklist
Grant Application Form - Standard Heat Recovery Checklist
Grant Application Form - Heat Projects Hydro Checklist
Example Standard Grant Agreement Solar Checklist
Applications Received Wind Checklist

Economic Evaluation Model

The model linked below will be used for REF R8 economic evaluation. Please take a moment to read the “Home” and “Assumptions” tabs to better understand how the model works as well as any changes that may have been made in the last year
Evaluation Model Rural Fuel Model Report

Recommendations

REF Round VIII Status Report (print version) REF Round VIII Application Summaries Report
Economic Evaluations REF Status Report Appendix

 

 

 

 

 

Round  7   $20M       2014

Application Documents

Best Practices Checklist

Cover Letter Biomass Checklist
Request for Applications Heat Pump Checklist
Grant Application Form - Standard Heat Recovery Checklist
Grant Application Form - Heat Projects Hydro Checklist
Example Standard Grant Agreement Solar Checklist
Applications Received Wind Checklist

Economic Evaluation Model

The model linked below will be used for REF R7 economic evaluation. Please take a moment to read the “Home” and “Assumptions” tabs to better understand how the model works as well as any changes that may have been made in the last year
Evaluation Model Rural Fuel Model Report

Recommendations

REF Round VII Status Report (Print Version)  REF Round VII Application Summaries Report
Economic Evaluations REF Status Report Appendix

    

 

 


 

Round 6    $25M     2013

Application Documents

 Request for Applications
 Example Standard Grant Agreement  
 Grant Application Form
 Applications Received

Recommendations

 Cover Letter
 Regional Rank
 Recommended Map
 Economic Summaries
 Statewide Rank
 Rank Workbook
 AEA Evaluations
 Economic Evaluations

                    

 

The Renewable Energy Fund Advisory Committee (REFAC) works in consultation with AEA, offering valuable guidance and policy direction regarding the application and evaluation process, and final funding recommendations. The REFAC is comprised of nine members: REFAC members appointed by the Governor.

REFAC Members Appointed by the Governor:
Brad Reeve Small Alaska Rural Electric Utility
Bradley Evans Large Alaska Urban Electric Utility
Jodi Mitchell Alaska Native Organization
Chris Rose Businesses or Organizations Engaged in the Renewable Energy Sector
Kathleen Wasserman                  Denali Commission
REFAC Members Appointed by the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate:
Speaker of the House of Representatives Appointees Rep. Bryce Edgmon 
  Rep. Jim Colver
 President of the Senate Appointees Sen. Lyman Hoffman
     Sen. Anna MacKinnon