Press Releases

Stay up to date with the latest Alaska Energy Authority news.

September 16, 2020
AEA Awarded $21 Million BUILD Grant for Anchorage Airport Project
(Anchorage) – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) has been awarded a $21 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to participate in construction of a cargo storage and warehouse facility at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

August 27, 2020
AEA Completes Battle Creek Diversion Project at Bradley Lake Hydro 
(Anchorage) – On Tuesday, August 25, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project near Homer to celebrate its completion of the West Fork Upper Battle Creek Diversion project.

August 6, 2020
AEA Board Supports Purchase of Soldotna-Quartz Creek Transmission Line
(Anchorage) – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) Board of Directors moved toward improving the reliability of the Railbelt bulk power system and decreasing costs for Alaska’s Railbelt ratepayers.

July 20, 2020
Application Period Opens for Renewable Energy Fund Grants
The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) on Monday announced it is seeking applications for Renewable Energy Fund (REF) grants to help Alaskans reduce the cost of energy through the development of renewable energy projects.

February 25, 2020
AEA Announces Volkswagen Settlement School Bus Grant
(Anchorage) - The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is pleased to announce that eight school districts will receive approximately $4.4 million to replace 33 older diesel school buses with new cleanburning buses under the Volkswagen (VW) Settlement School Bus Replacement Program.

November 15, 2019
AEA Finances Alaska's Largest Solar Project
(Anchorage) - The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is pleased to announce that the Willow Solar Farm Expansion project, financed through the Authority’s Power Project Fund (PPF) loan program, is expected to come online in December.

October 14, 2019
AEA Annonces Village Energy Efficiency Grant Awards
(Anchorage) - The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is pleased to announce that 47 rural Alaska communities from across the state have been selected to receive funding under a new Village Energy Efficiency Program (VEEP) initiative that is supported with a $1 million grant from Wells Fargo.

January 22, 2019
Alaska Energy Authority Names New Executive Director
(Anchorage) - The The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) Board announces the appointment of Curtis W. Thayer as AEA Executive Director.