2021 REF Recommendations

For consideration in 2021, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) solicited for Renewable Energy Fund grant applications and presented a recommended list to the Legislature in mid-April. This round of funding was designated as “REF Round 14." Documents for this application review, scoring, and project prioritization are provided below. All funding decisions are subject to Legislative appropriation.

Additional Documents

REF Round 14 Recommended Projects List
• REF Round 14 Status Report
• REF Round 14 Economic Evaluations
• REF Round 14 Application Summaries Report

Application Timeline

• Round 14 Opens: November 16, 2021
Deadline for Emailed Questions: January 5, 2022
• Applications Due: By 4 p.m. on January 18, 2022
• AEA’s Evaluation of Applications Complete: April 2022
• AEA Solicits REFAC For Recommendations: April 15,2022
• AEA Provides Recommendations to Legislature: Mid-April 2022
• Capital Funds Appropriated by Legislature: Late June 2022

Application Documents

REF Round 14 Cover Letter (PDF, 272 KB)
Request for Applications (PDF, 648 KB)
Standard Application Form (Word, 132 KB)
Heat Application Form (Word, 128 KB)

Best Practices Guides

Biomass Best Practices Guide (PDF, 682 KB)
Heat Pumps Best Practices Guide (PDF, 677 KB)
Heat Recovery Best Practices Guide (PDF, 488 KB)
Hydro Power Best Practices Guide (PDF, 685 KB)
Solar Power Best Practices Guide (PDF, 676 KB)
Wind Power Best Practices Guide (PDF, 686 KB)

Economic Evaluation Model

Evaluation Model (Excel, 1.5 MB)
Rural Fuel Model Report (PDF, 627 KB)
Pricing Excess Electricity (PDF, 859 KB)

Additional Documents

Phase Prerequisites Checklists (Excel, 60 KB)
Business and Operations Management Plan Template (Word, 51 KB)
Business and Operations Management Plan Tables Template (Excel, 22 KB)
REF Round XIII Status Report (PDF, 1.64 MB)
Electronic Payment Form (PDF, 165 KB)
W-9 (PDF, 143 KB)


If you need assistance, please contact AEA’s Grants Coordinator by email at grants@akenergyauthority.org or by phone at (907) 771-3081.

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