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2023 AEA In the News

Date Article Source
April 23, 2024 Alaska projects win nearly $125 million in EPA’s national Solar for All grant competition Alaska Beacon
April 9, 2024 Renewable Energy Fund: Key to Alaska's clean economy transition Fronstiersman
November 15, 2023 Alaska gets $200M from feds for Railbelt energy project, Cook Inlet undersea cable Alaska Public Media
November 10, 2023 Huge new federal grant promises easier access for cheaper, cleaner power in Alaska’s Railbelt Alaska Beacon
November 8, 2023 Plan Approval Unlocks $11M for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Alaska Business
November 1, 2023 OPINION: Alaska has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to unlock its energy potential Anchorage Daily News
October 21, 2023 Strengthening Alaska’s electrical grid resilience KTVF
October 20, 2023 Feds fund improvements for Alaska’s Railbelt electric grid Alaska Public Media
October 19, 2023 Railbelt Energy Infrastructure Gets A $206.5 Million Bump From Infrastructure Bill Appropriations KRSM Radio Group
October 19, 2023 Alaska Energy Authority receives $206 million grant for Railbelt upgrades Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
October 18, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Announces $3.5 Billion for Largest Ever Investment in America’s Electric Grid Department of Energy
October 15, 2023 Eight rural communities receive grant funding for energy efficiency and conservation Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Septemeber 5, 2023 Ribbon Cut at Houston Solar Farm Alaska Business
Septemeber 3, 2023 Amid complaints about Alaska’s electric vehicle charging network, state says it’s working to add faster stations Anchorage Daily News
August 29, 2023 Showcasing Leadership in Clean Transportation at the Port of Alaska Launch Alaska
August 29, 2023 Developers set to flip switch at Alaska’s largest solar farm Anchorage Daily News
August 29, 2023 Alaska’s largest solar farm to go online in coming days Alaska's News Source
August 17, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Announces $48 Million In Grid Resilience Grants for States and Tribal Nations to Modernize Electric Grid Department of Energy
August 13, 2023 A year after passage, landmark climate law is creating a ‘different world’ for Alaska renewables Anchorage Daily News
August 12, 2023 DOE Grants $48.4 million to 3 States and 9 Tribal Nations to Modernize the Electric Grid EnergyTech
August 20, 2023 Transmission upgrade grants awarded Petroleum News
August 15, 2023 A long-awaited hydro project in Angoon can proceed, if funding can be found Alaska Public Media
August 15, 2023 Alaska Company Exploring Geothermal Energy on Mt. Augustine KBBI
August 13, 2023 A year after passage, landmark climate law is creating a ‘different world’ for Alaska renewables Anchorage Daily News
August 12, 2023 AEA secures $22M federal grant for grid resilience Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
August 8, 2023 A long-awaited hydro project in Angoon has the go-ahead, if money can be found to build it KCAW
July 1, 2023 Alaska Permanently Extends State’s Renewable Energy Fund Grant Program NASEO
June 26, 2023 Gov. Dunleavy signs bill aligning power cost equalization with Permanent Fund KNOM
June 21, 2023 50 states of solar incentives: Alaska PV Magazine
June 21, 2023 Gov. Dunleavy to hold bill signing ceremony in Nome KNOM
May 30, 3023 Sustainable Energy: ‘A Model for the World’ Alaska Business
May 30, 2023 Victory: Renewable Energy Grant Fund extended permanently Environment America
May 25, 2023 Gov. Dunleavy signs bill permanently extending Alaska’s renewable energy grant fund Alaska Beacon
May 25, 2023 Dunleavy releases inaugural sustainability report Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
May 2, 2023 Alaska Senate passes measure making renewable projects fund permanent Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
April 29, 2023 Alaska Senate, following House, passes measure to extend renewable energy program Alaska Beacon
April 12, 2023 State agency recommends funding for 27 renewable-energy projects KUAC
April 8, 2023 EVs face many barriers in Alaska, but experts say the time to act is now Alaska Beacon
April 6, 2023 After 11 Day Outage, Diomede’s Power Is Restored The Nome Nugget
March 31, 2023 State funding pursued for Unalaska geothermal project, Alaska Think Geoenergy
March 30, 2023 State investment and energy authorities show interest in Makushin Geothermal Project KYUK
March 22, 2023 Governor Dunleavy Announces Energy Security Task Force Members Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy
February 23, 2023 Governor Dunleavy Creates Alaska Energy Security Task Force to Create Comprehensive Statewide Energy Plan Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy
February 15, 2023 Governor Dunleavy’s Budget Amendments Strengthen the Public Defender Agency, the Office of Public Advocacy, and the Ferry System Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy
January 27, 2023 Alaska House Energy Committee Hears Susitna-Watana Update KTNA 88.9 FM


2022 AEA In the News

Date Article Source
December 21, 2022 TurnOnGreen Expands EV Charging Footprint with New AVIS Car Rental Locations in Alaska Business Wire
December 14, 2022 Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plans Moving Forward in Northern Susitna Valley KTNA 88.9 FM
November 28, 2022 Alaska Energy Authority invests $4.9M in state’s largest solar farm Alaska Public Media
November 17, 2022 Homer Electric to submit two new projects to Renewable Energy Fund KDLL
November 4, 2022 Project would convert landfill methane to energy Peninsula Clarion
November 1, 2022 Electric And Alternative Vehicle Infrastructure Summit - Charging Infrastructure: Rights Of Way National Governors Association
November 1, 2022 Liquid Energy: Using Alaska’s waterways to provide power Alaska Business
November 1, 2022 AEA Bonding for Transmission and Battery Upgrades Alaska Business
October 28, 2022 Line upgrades could help get renewable energy to the grid, state says KDLL
October 2, 2022 New state energy innovation office centralizes policy development Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
October 1, 2022 DOD awards $12.8M grant for Black Rapids Training Site electric project Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
September 30, 2022 Dunleavy creates new office of energy innovation Must Read Alaska
September 30, 2022 For Alaska’s Railbelt, more rain means more hydropower KDLL 91.9 FM
September 23, 2022 Department of Defense Approves $90 Million in Grants Under Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program U.S. Department of Defense
August 15, 2022 Arctic Road Rally aims to show electric vehicles’ potential in Alaska KTOO 
August 3, 2022 Alaska to receive funding for electric vehicle charging program Alaska's News Source
August 3, 2022 State subsidy will provide more help with high-cost rural electric bills Wrangell Sentinel
August 2, 2022 Alaskans Help State Officials Prepare for EV Charging Transport Topics
July 26, 2022 Alaska Co-ops Work With State to Improve Railbelt Transmission Capacity National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
July 19, 2022 Gov. Dunleavy signs bill to help alleviate electric bill cost to rural Alaskans Alaska's News Source
July 19, 2022 Dunleavy Signs Power Cost Equalization Bill Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy
July 18, 2022 Group charging ahead on electric vehicle plan KDLL Kenai Public Radio
July 17, 2022 Electric vehicle road rally to traverse 500-mile route to Alaska's oil fields Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
July 7, 2022 Revisions to C-PACE Program Broaden Efficiency, Resiliency Financing Alaska Business
July 1, 2022 State energy authority looking for public comment on the federal funding plan for electric vehicle infrastructure Alaska's News Source
June 16, 2022 Two Southeast communities, one organization receive wood energy awards KINY Radio
June 14, 2022 Push to install more charging stations continues with an uptick in electrical vehicles on the road in Alaska Alaska's News Source
June 9, 2022 NREL Announces Participants for the 2022 Executive Energy Leadership Program National Renewable Energy Laboratory
June 3, 2022 AEA, Railbelt utilities to modernize, boost capacity of Kenai Pen. system Petroleum News
June 1, 2022 Governor Dunleavy Concludes Successful First Annual Sustainable Energy Conference Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy
May 31, 2022 Alaska Legislature passes bill to expand rural power subsidy program Alaska's News Source
May 31, 2022 USDA awards $32M in wood innovations and community grants Biomass Magazine
May 29, 2022 $200 million upgrade powers energy improvements in Railbelt communities Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
May 27, 2022 AEA and Railbelt Utilities Announce $200-Plus Million In Transmission Upgrades Radio Kenai
May 27, 2022 Alaska utilities plan $200M investment in grid to boost renewable power, increase reliability Alaska Journal of Commerce
May 27, 2022 Sitka is looking for a place to put its first public electric vehicle charging station Alaska Public Media
May 26, 2022 Major upgrade to Railbelt transmission lines could pave the way for more renewable energy Alaska Public Media
May 25, 2022 Utilities in Alaska’s Railbelt announce $200 million transmission upgrade project Alaska Beacon
May 17, 2022 Alaska Legislature OKs increase to rural power subsidy KTOO
May 17, 2022 Hilcorp warns Alaska utilities about uncertain Cook Inlet natural gas supplies Anchorage Daily News
May 10, 2022 Governor Dunleavy Highlights Pompeo, Ritter, Richmond, Edwards Among 80 Speakers at Energy Conference, May 24-26 Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy
May 9, 2022 Alaska Legislature considering $1 million for study on utility project The Center Square
May 8, 2022 More electric vehicle charging stations planned for Alaska Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
May 5, 2022 Energy authority pursues hydroelectric project in Alaska Hydro Review
May 4, 2022 AEA, Railbelt utilities pursue Kenai Peninsula’s largest hydropower project in 30 years Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy
April 22, 2022 Econ 919 — State big fan of planned wind and landfill projects KDLL 91.9 FM
April 20, 2022 Alaska Classrooms Compete in Statewide Power Pledge Challenge Frontiersman
April 8, 2022 RCA approves EV charging rates for five Alaska electric utilities Petroleum News
April 7, 2022 Researchers are looking at whether electric vehicles could work in a place like Bethel KYUK
April 5, 2022 Governor introduces appropriation bill for initial $1 billion federal infrastructure funding Frontiersman
March 30, 2022 Alaska electric utilities submit long-sought plan for a Railbelt grid planning group Anchorage Daily News
March 29, 2022 Utilities, stakeholders submit long-sought plan for a Railbelt grid planning group Alaska Journal of Commerce
March 9, 2022 ‘Pretty dramatic increases’: High fuel prices expected to hit rural Alaska hard Alaska's News Sources
March 3, 2022 Energy, Sanitation, Roads & More: Preparing to leverage Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds Alaska Business
March 3, 2022 Dunleavy pitches energy transition to spur economy; utilities proceed with caution Alaska Journal of Commerce
February 14, 2022 States Outline Energy Challenges, Infrastructure Opportunities RTO Insider
February 11, 2022 Kenai Peninsula landfill project would turn garbage gas into fuel KDLL 91.9 FM
February 9, 2022 EV advocates say rate changes could pave way for more chargers KDLL 91.9 FM
January 20, 2022 America’s coldest state has the 'hottest school bus on the market' AccuWeather
January 18, 2022 The U.S. is divided over whether nuclear power is part of the green energy future The Associated Press
January 6, 2022 New renewable energy projects in Northwest Arctic have until Jan. 18 to apply The Arctic Sounder
January 1, 2022 Charging Ahead to Reduced Emissions Alaska Business