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April 22, 2024
AEA and AHFC selected for $62.5 Million EPA Solar for All Grant

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and its partner, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), announced today that they have been selected for a $62.5 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Solar for All program. The Solar for All program is a $7 billion competitive grant program through EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Fund authorized by the Inflation Reduction Act.

January 29, 2024
AEA releases 2023 Renewable Energy Fund Impact and Evaluation Report

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) today announced the release of its 2023 Alaska Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Impact and Evaluation Report. The report details information about the REF’s efficacy in diversifying Alaska’s energy generation portfolio through the harnessing of Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources.

January 02, 2024
AEA opens application for $22.1 million in grid resilience sub-awards

(Anchorage) — Today, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) announced the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) for $22.1 million in grant funds to improve electric grid infrastructure resilience against disruptive events. The RFA solicitation period for the Grid Resilience Formula Grant Program will be open through Friday, February 16, 2024, at 4 p.m. Alaska time.

December 20, 2023
AEA awarded $1.67 million from DOE for EV charging infrastructure in rural Alaska

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) was awarded $1.67 million from the National Energy Technology Lab through the Vehicle Technology Office at the United States Department of Energy (DOE), to reduce barriers to electric vehicle (EV) adoption in rural Alaskan communities. DOE’s award will be complemented by an additional $417,496 from AEA and project partners, making a total of $2 million available for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) over the next three years.

December 19, 2023
AEA announces $2.6 million in grants available for rural energy projects

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is accepting applications for the Renewable Energy Village Energy Efficiency Program (RE-VEEP). A total of $2.6 million will be sub-awarded as grants to eligible local governments to support building-scale renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation projects in public buildings and facilities located in rural Alaska. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

December 11, 2023
AEA launches a new digital library of over 7,500 items

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) launched a new online digital library platform, aimed at improving the public’s ease of access to, and navigation of AEA records, both current and historical. AEA’s new digital library is a robust keyword-based search and query tool for locating Alaska’s energy data from any browser-enabled device with web connectivity. At present, there are over 7,500 publicly available program publications, technical reports, research and feasibility studies, and a vast array of other document formats.

November 07, 2023
AEA and DOT&PF Receive FHWA Approval for FY24 Alaska NEVI Plan

(Anchorage) — The second annual Alaska National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan developed by the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has been approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). With the approval of the updated plan, an additional $11 million will be available for the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the state. This funding is in addition to the $19 million already allocated for fiscal years 2022 and 2023.

October 18, 2023
AEA Secures $206.5 Million from U.S. DOE to modernize Alaska’s energy infrastructure

(Anchorage) —  The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) has secured $206.5 million for Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnership (GRIP) Topic Area 3: Grid Innovation through the United States Department of Energy Grid’s (DOE) Grid Deployment Office (GDO). A cost share of 100 percent, or $206.5 million, is required for a total project amount of $413 million. The awarded Railbelt Innovation Resiliency (RIR) project will construct a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) submarine cable to serve as a parallel transmission route from the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage, creating a much-needed redundant system in case of disruptive events.

October 13, 2023
AEA Awarded $1.6 Million in U.S. DOE Funds for Clean Energy Projects in Alaska

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) was awarded $1.6 million from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program through the Office of State and Community Energy Programs at the United States Department of Energy. In addition to this award, AEA will contribute $1.4 million from State Energy Program funds to establish the Renewable Energy Village Energy Efficiency Program (RE-VEEP), making $3 million available for carbon-reduction projects across the state.

September 25, 2023
AEA and DOT&PF Announce First Round of Alaska NEVI Funding

(Anchorage) — Today at the Alaska Infrastructure Development Symposium, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) announced their first round of awards for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding. AEA and DOT&PF selected projects in nine Alaskan communities for a total investment of $8 million in this round. The $6.4 million in NEVI funding will be matched with $1.6 million from private entities selected to install, own, and operate the new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

August 09, 2023
AEA Awarded $25.6 Million for Grid Resilience Formula Grant Program

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) was awarded $22.1 million for Alaska’s Grid Resilience Formula Grant Program through the Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants from the United States Department of Energy (DOE). A required state match of 15 percent or $3.6 million was also received for a total of $25.6 million.

July 11, 2023
AEA Announces $17 Million in Renewable Energy Grants for 18 Statewide Projects

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) announces that $17 million has been appropriated to the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) program for 18 REF grants, which marks the program’s largest capitalization in a decade. The funding is part of its Round 15 application cycle, in which AEA received applications for a variety of renewable technologies. This funding is effective July 1, 2023, for inclusion in Fiscal Year 2024 budget.