Data Visualizations
Energy data can require a level of skill, knowledge, and time to interpret that not everyone may have. To help the public interpret energy data, AEA has developed data visualizations and dashboards. The visualizations include numerous charts, graphs, and tables to guide users to better understand the available data.
If you find errors, have recommendations for improvements to the visualizations included below, or have a request for additional data, please contact AEA.

Alaska Generation, Sales, and Infrastructure Data
BETA VERSION This series of tables and charts combines energy data from the federal Energy Information Administration, AEA’s Power Cost Equalization and Renewable Energy Fund programs, and other sources into one convenient dataset. The individual tabs allows the user to explore population, generation, sales, and generation infrastructure data in a number of ways. The data is searchable and filterable by utility, intertie, generation type, and other parameters.

REF Program Data Visualization
BETA VERSION This visualization allows access to data displayed as charts and tables from REF Applications, Grants, and operational projects. The visualizations are searchable and filterable by round, technology, applicant, and region.

Additional energy data resources
BETA VERSION This visualization includes charts and tables for heating fuel prices; renewable energy resource data for wind, hydro, and solar; diesel fuel price projections; and population forecasts by intertie. The visualization will likely be expanded in the future.

Alaska Energy Data Gateway
The Alaska Energy Data Gateway has been funded by grants from the Alaska Energy Authority as well as the U.S. Department of Energy’s EPSCoR program and Grid Modernization Initiative. This site provides the public with comprehensive energy data and selected socioeconomic data from across the state including electric utility generation, sales, and rate data, renewable energy project performance, and heating fuel costs. AEA no longer supports or updates this site. The data may be out of date.

DCRA Community Database Online
The Community Database Online (CDO) is a portal for information about Alaska communities. Data is available by individual communities or by complete dataset. The CDO includes a diverse array of socioeconomic, cultural, government, demographic, transportation, and other datasets that can be important inputs for community planning. Some of AEA’s geospatial data is available on the CDO here.

Regulatory Commission of Alaska
People interested in doing a deep dive into Alaska’s utilities should access the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA). The RCA Library includes all communications with all electric utilities that are either economically regulated and/or participants in the Power Cost Equalization program. Although communications are only available through pdf files, the RCA is the best source of financial data for Alaska’s electric utilities.

US Energy Information Administration
Additional utility information is available from select utilities that are required to report to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). While most of Alaska’s small, rural utilities do not report to the EIA, Alaska’s larger utilities, industrial operators, and independent power producers (IPPs) report a wide array of generation, sales, infrastructure, and revenue data available through Microsoft Excel files.

Renewable energy data (Wind, Hydro, Biomass)
Please see AEA’s program webpages for data and links.

Geothermal site exploration
Aside from AEA-funded geothermal exploration projects, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys has performed most of the geothermal exploration studies in the state.

Alaska Affordable Energy Model
In order to analyze the cost-effectiveness of various infrastructure improvements in a given community, AEA developed the Alaska Affordable Energy Model (AAEM) with the assistance of Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA). The AAEM pulls the data available for all of the communities outside of the Railbelt to evaluate the economic viability of multiple project types in each community. The results of the model available are online and the model is available as a customizable, downloadable program.

Additional publications for communities, regions, resources, and technologies can be found by searching in AEA’s library.