AEA in the News Archive
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2021 AEA In the News

Date Article Source
December 8, 2021 EPA awards over $4 million in grants for diesel emissions reduction projects in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
December 8, 2021 Alaska is slated to get its own EV charging network Green Car Reports
December 1, 2021 A charging point corridor is being planned in Alaska as the number of electric vehicles grows Construction News Portal
November 22, 2021 Application Period Opens For Renewable Energy Fund Grants Radio Kenai
November 19, 2021 As the number of electric vehicles grows in Alaska, a charging station corridor is in the works Anchorage Daily News
November 16, 2021 Alaska’s first electric-powered school bus is performing well – even at 40 below Alaska Public Media
November 15, 2021 World is in an energy transition How is Alaska, an oil state, faring? Frontiersman
November 12, 2021 AEA evaluating Bradley Lake expansion with Dixon Glacier melt Petroleum News
November 11, 2021 Another expansion at Bradley Lake hydro being studied Alaska Economic Report
November 11, 2021 Alaska: $1 billion in renewables, more to come Alaska Economic Report
November 8, 2021 Rate changes could help businesses host electric vehicle chargers KTOO 104.3 FM
October 23, 2021 As glacier recedes, a chance for Alaska's biggest hydroelectric project to expand KDLL 91.9 FM
October 3, 2021 EV technology plugs into the Last Frontier Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
September 30, 2021 Fast-charging station for electric vehicles installed at AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse Homer News
September 29, 2021 AEA, FreeWire Technologies Unveil Alaska’s First Ultrafast Electric Vehicle Charging Station Alaska Business
September 27, 2021 AEA’s Curtis Thayer Discusses Alaska’s First Ultrafast EV Charging Station & Future Plans Radio Kenai
September 22, 2021 Alaska’s First Ultrafast EV Charging Station To Be Unveiled In Homer Tomorrow Afternoon Radio Kenai
September 21, 2021 Ribbon-cutting for new electric car charger KBBI 908 AM
September 19, 2021 EV charging stations for AK road system Petroleum News
September 16, 2021 Electric vehicles set for takeoff in Alaska, but there are bumps in road Frontiersman
August 30, 2021 Alaska’s fastest electric vehicle charging station opens in Cantwell KTOO 104.3 FM
August 29, 2021 Nothernmost EV fast charger opens near Cantwell Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
August 13, 2021 First Electric Vehicle Car Show Dazzles Anchorage, but are EVs viable in Alaska Anchorage Press
August 13, 2021 Court ruling brings relief, but concern remains for PCE Juneau Empire
August 11, 2021 Judge rules Alaska’s rural-energy subsidy should be funded Anchorage Daily News
July 27, 2021 Legislature must act to restore Power Cost Equalization funds Anchorage Daily News
July 21, 2021 AIDEA, AEA bring economic development funds to peninsula KDLL 91.9 FM
July 21, 2021 AIDEA & AEA Speaks At Joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber Of Commerce Luncheon KSRM Radio Group
June 29, 2021 Developers hope to open Railbelt electric vehicle charging corridor by summer 2022 Alaska Public Media
June 24, 2021 More electric charging stations planned for Alaska Alaska's News Source
June 21, 2021 Peterbilt delivers first production Model 220EV to Anchorage, Alaska Waste Today Magazine
June 16, 2021 Trapper Creek to have a Fast-Charging Station for Electric Vehicles KTNA 88.9 FM
June 16, 2021 Alaska Energy Authority picks sites for electric vehicle chargers KDLL 91.9 FM
June 16, 2021 Joint venture advancing geothermal for Unalaska Alaska Journal of Commerce
June 3, 2021 Changes in Alaska electricity pricing could make vehicle charging stations more affordable Anchorage Daily News
May 28, 2021 Rate change could make vehicle charging stations more affordable KDLL 91.9 FM
May 21, 2021 Econ 919 — EV update KDLL 91.9 FM
May 14, 2021 Governor, legislators propose protecting the Power Cost Equalization Fund. Here’s what it does Alaska's News Source
May 12, 2021 Anchorage Launches Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program Alaska Business
April 8, 2021 Capital Transit unveils first all-electric, zero-emission bus City and Borough Of Juneau
April 1, 2021 Rerouted Creek Boosts Hydro Plant Power Output The Alaska Contractor
March 20, 2021 Across Alaska, a plan to power up electric vehicles Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
March 3, 2021 Alaska’s remote communities are looking to wean themselves off fossil fuels Scienceline
February 27, 2021 Working toward lower energy costs for rural Alaska Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
February 25, 2021 Electric vehicle charging corridor may be on the road to reality in Alaska Railbelt Alaska Public Media
February 24, 2021 Electric vehicle charging corridor on road to reality KDLL 91.9 FM
February 5, 2021 Alaska Energy Authority is committed to our rural neighbors Anchorage Daily News
January 26, 2021 Baxter Senior Living Partners with AEA, KI Energy to Install Cutting-Edge Green Power Generation Alaska Business
January 25, 2021 Companies proposing cold storage facility at Anchorage international airport ink 55-year deal with state Anchorage Daily News
January 25, 2021 Alaska Cargo and Cold Storage Launches Major Addition to the Global Cold Chain Business Wire
January 21, 2021 Anchorage senior living community gets cutting-edge generators, registers as power plant Alaska's News Source
January 17, 2021 Battle Creek Division project wins award Petroleum News
January 6, 2021 Utilities Execs Say Alaska Energy Authority’s Power-line Purchase To Promote Hydropower KUAC 89.9 FM

2020 AEA In the News

Date Article Source
December 27, 2020 GVEA to benefit from Alaska Energy Authority acquisition of transmission line Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
December 18, 2020 The Alaska Energy Authority is helping prepare the Railbelt for tomorrow Anchorage Daily News
November 16, 2020 The Boon of Biomass: Alternative Energy Systems Can Cut Costs, Create Jobs, and Benefit the Environment Alaska Business
November 1, 2020 A biomass plant is coming to Nenana Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Ocotber 7, 2020 Alaska’s first electric school bus heading to Tok Alaska's News Source
September 21, 2020 Alaska’s pro-oil Republican governor is quietly pushing green energy projects too Alaska Public Media
September 19, 2020 Future airport facility will offer seafood cold storage, processing options The Cordova Times
September 18, 2020 Federal ‘BUILD’ grant is a promising signal to those involved in TSAIA cargo expansion plans Alaska's News Source
September 15, 2020 $21 million federal grant to help build cold-storage cargo facility at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Anchorage Daily News
September 14, 2020 Alaska Delegation Welcomes $21 Million BUILD Grant for Anchorage International Airport Alaska Congressional Delegation
August 27, 2020 Hydro expansion at Bradley Lake another step in grid improvement Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
August 26, 2020 Bradley Lake Project expansions likely to benefit ratepayers along the entire Railbelt KTUU
August 26, 2020 Hydro expansion another step in grid improvement Alaska Journal of Commerce  
July 26, 2020 Restart the Susitna Dam project: Governor, Legislature must look out for Alaskans’ energy future Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
July 22, 2020 Anchorage, Alaska, awarded grant to fund first electric garbage truck Waste Today Magazine
July 21, 2020 Solid Waste Services awarded nearly $700 thousand grant to fund Anchorage’s first electric garbage truck Anchorage Press
June 29, 2020 CBJ getting electric bus this year KINY Radio
May 18, 2020 AEL&P and Juneau Hydro Power pushed to get deal done KINY Radio
May 1, 2020 Alaska Helps Remote Schools save Energy and Money with DOE Investment U.S. Department of Energy
April 4, 2020 Help Alaskans. Pay the full dividend now Must Read Alaska
March 29, 2020 SB 123 goes to Governor Petroleum News
March 27, 2020 Legislature works on a state economic relief package, but politics enters the picture Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
March 18, 2020 GVEA executive gives status report of utility Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
March 18, 2020 Alaska Energy Authority Funds School Bus Replacement Program NASEO
March 15, 2020 New initiative for EV charging stations Petroleum News
March 2, 2020 Schools to use clean-burning buses: Eight Alaska school districts Ketchikan Daily News
February 29, 2020 8 School Districts in Alaska to Receive Clean-Burning Buses U.S. News & World Report
February 28, 2020 Federal settlement nets schools a new bus Juneau Empire
February 25, 2020 Alaska school districts to get new buses from $4M settlement with Volkswagen KTVA 11 News
February 20, 2020 Alaska lawmakers take another look at the Susitna-Watana hydro project Anchorage Daily News
February 19, 2020 State dusts off look at Susitna-Watana hydro project Alaska Journal of Commerce
February 17, 2020 Governor keen on expanding renewable energy; resuming work on Susitna hydro seen as way to do it Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
February 16, 2020 More support for electric system bills Petroleum News
February 10, 2020 Skagway close to plugging in first public electric vehicle charging station The Skagway News
February 5, 2020 HEA’s Shelley: Electric vehicles are no laughing matter Peninsula Clarion
January 30, 2020 Alaska Legislature moves forward on bills aiming to regulate ‘railbelt’ electric providers’ organization KTVF Fairbanks

2019 AEA In the News

Date Article Source
December 31, 2019 Railbelt utilities sign historic agreement Alaska Journal of Commerce
December 21, 2019 GVEA, 5 other utilities form nonprofit to oversee electrical grid Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
December 20, 2019 Hydro power is back following repairs of fire-damaged transmission lines KTUU-TV
December 20, 2019 Costly Southcentral power line outage repaired Alaska Journal of Commerce
December 18, 2019 Tesla To Provide 93 MWh Grid-Scale Storage Battery For Electricity Co-Op In Alaska CleanTechnica
December 10, 2019 Bradley Lake power line outage tops $10M in cost to Railbelt ratepayers Alaska Journal of Commerce
November 20, 2019 AEA Finances Alaska’s Largest Solar Project Alaska Business
November 20, 2019 Alaska Company Opens State’s Largest Solar Farm Facility U.S. News & World Reports
November 19, 2019 Alaska’s largest solar farm opens in Willow Anchorage Daily News
November 15, 2019 Alaska's largest solar farm set to go online December 2019 KTVA 11 News
November 15, 2019 ‘Lifetime achievement’: Alaska’s largest solar farm goes online with official ribbon cutting in Willow Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
November 5, 2019 Alaska’s Renewable Energy Microgrids National Governors Association
October 31, 2019 Innovative Technology Captures Energy from Waste Heat POWER Magazine
October 16, 2019 AEA Announces Village Energy Efficiency Grant Awards Alaska Business
October 8, 2019 Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Rep. Don Young tour Swan Lake fire damage to power lines KTUU-TV
September 25, 2019 Swan Lake Fire causing utility bills to increase KTVA 11 News
September 23, 2019 Electricity rates to increase as Alaska's biggest hydroelectric plant remains partially offline KTUU-TV
September 19, 2019 The Kenai Peninsula wildfire took out a key Railbelt power line. It could cost you. Anchorage Daily News
September 12, 2019 PCE discussion illustrates vital role of Alaska Energy Authority The Arctic Sounder
September 4, 2019 Deputy secretary praises state energy research, pledges more partnerships Alaska Journal of Commerce
August 17, 2019 Path to paradise? Alaskan village hopes to replace fossil fuel with water power Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2019 Alaska village will install new river power generator The Associated Press
July 17, 2019 Alaskan Village, Maine Company and Alaska Governor Launch Sustainable River Energy Project Renewable Energy Magazine
July 17, 2019 Concept scrapped for unified Railbelt utility Alaska Journal of Commerce
July 12, 2019 A decision by the governor, and legislators’ inaction, may spike the cost of electricity in rural Alaska Anchorage Daily News
June 12, 2019 Southwest village prepares to harness river in harmony with salmon Alaska Journal of Commerce
May 15, 2019 Legislature, RCA press utilities to coordinate as talks stall Alaska Journal of Commerce
April 10, 2019 Reducing costs still a priority at Alaska Energy Authority Alaska Journal of Commerce
April 10, 2019 Alaska looks to develop more electric vehicle charging stations in Southeast KHNS
January 22, 2019 Curtis Thayer appointed head of AEA Must Read Alaska

2018 AEA In the News

Date Article Source
November 13, 2018 Breaking Free: Alaska’s Path Forward for Renewable Arctic Energy The Arctic Institute
October 24, 2018 A solar project in rural Alaska takes aim at sky-high electric bills KTOO
October 18, 2018 Solar array is welcome to Interior: Green energy will take time, let’s have patience Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
September 24, 2018 State, Local Officials Celebrate Success of Waterfall Creek, King Cove's Second Hydroelectric Facility Western Planner
September 21, 2018 Does it pay to install solar panels in Alaska? Delta Wind
September 18, 2018 New energy projects seek to lower electricity costs in Southeast Alaska KTOO
August 23, 2018 State seeks geothermal energy land nominations Homer News
June 29, 2018 As funding dries up, Alaska seeks new way to pay for rural power Juneau Empire
May 10, 2018 Expansion of Bradley Lake hydro facility gets underway Alaska Public Media
March 19, 2018 The Cost of Cold: When the only option is diesel Alaska Public Media
February 18, 2018 PACAB wants more power from Bradley Lake Seward Journal
January 2, 2018 New analysis out on renewable energy costs in rural Alaska KTOO

2017 AEA in the News

Date Article Source
July 12, 2017 Utilities pitch expansion at Bradley Lake hydroplant Alaska Journal of Commerce
June 16, 2017 Waterfall Creek project goes online in King Cove, Alaska American Public Power Association
June 7, 2017 Final Railbelt electric plan cost estimate nears $900M Alaska Journal of Commerce
April 10, 2017 Changes at Anchorage operation won’t hurt rural utilities, AEA says Alaska Journal of Commerce


2015 AEA in the News

Date Article Source
October 21, 2015 Alaska Helps Remote Communities Shift to Renewables Clean Energy States Alliance

2014 AEA in the News

Date Article Source
November 19, 2014 AEA and Kodiak Electric Association Receive National Renewable Energy Award Kodiak Electric Association
November 19, 2014 CESA announces 2014 ‘State Leadership in Clean Energy’ Award winners Renewable Energy Focus

2011 AEA in the News

Date Article Source
August 2011 Ameresco, AEA Work Together Rural areas benefit from energy efficiency programs Alaska Business