AEA Press Releases
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June 30, 2022
AEA Applauds Passage of Clean Energy Financing Program

(Anchorage) — The Alaska State Legislature passed House Bill 227 during the 32nd Legislative Session, a bill to expand opportunities for commercial property owners to finance clean energy and resilience measures in buildings. The Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program helps commercial and industrial property owners obtain low-cost, long-term financing for clean energy projects. The costs are paid back through a voluntary special assessment alongside the property tax bill.

June 29, 2022
AEA Seeks Public Comment on Alaska’s EV Infrastructure Implementation Plan

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is working with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and diverse stakeholders across the state to develop an Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Implementation Plan as required by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. Through the NEVI program, Alaska will receive more than $50 million over five years.

May 25, 2022
AEA, Railbelt Utilities Unveil More Than $200 Million in Transmission Upgrades

(Anchorage) — On Wednesday, May 25, during the Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and the Railbelt utilities announced plans to spend more than $200 million on transmission line upgrades. These enhancements will reduce line losses, increase capacity, and improve the delivery of power from the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project (Bradley Lake) to Railbelt consumers.

May 13, 2022
AEA Launches RFI for Electric Vehicle Charging Site Hosts

(Anchorage) — Today, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) launched a Request for Information (RFI) inviting Alaskans to provide input on locating electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure along Alaska’s alternative fuel corridor and other locations across the state, including highways, the marine highway system, and in rural Alaska.

April 25, 2022
AEA Announces Renewable Energy Fund Round 14 Recommendations

(Anchorage) — As of the January 18, 2022 deadline for Round 14 Renewable Energy Fund (REF) grant applications, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) received 39 applications. Upon conclusion of the REF application review and evaluation period, 27 applications were presented to the Renewable Energy Fund Advisory Committee (REFAC) on April 15, 2022, as required by statute.

March 17, 2022
AEA Accepting Applications for Village Energy Efficiency Program Grants

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is soliciting grant applications from eligible communities under a new Village Energy Efficiency Program (VEEP) initiative, funded by $500,000 from the Denali Commission.

December 15, 2021
AEA Statement on Governor Dunleavy’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2023

(Anchorage) — Today, Governor Mike Dunleavy unveiled his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is pleased that significant investments in energy for Alaska are expected and that increased support for alternative and renewable energy technologies is also planned.

November 16, 2021
Application Period Opens for Renewable Energy Fund Grants

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) on Monday announced it is seeking applications for Renewable Energy Fund (REF) grants to help Alaskans reduce the cost of energy through the development of renewable energy projects.

September 21, 2021
The Alaska Energy Authority and FreeWire Technologies Unveil Alaska’s First Ultrafast Electric Vehicle Charging Station

(Homer) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and FreeWire Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and power solutions, will host a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. on September 23 at AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse & Tavern in Homer, Alaska to commemorate the commissioning of the first of nine EV fast-charging stations to be installed on a statewide network and the very first ultrafast EV charger in Alaska. AEA’s goal is to implement a fully operational fast-charging corridor by the Summer of 2022.

June 14, 2021
AEA Awards Nearly $1 Million for Nine EV Fast-Charging Stations

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) awarded nearly $1 million in grants to support the installation of eight Level 2 (L2) electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations and 15 Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations at nine locations across Alaska.

February 23, 2021
AEA Issues Request for Qualifications to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across Alaska

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Suppliers. All responses to the RFQ must be submitted to AEA no later than 4 p.m. on March 8.

January 05, 2021
AEA West Fork Upper Battle Creek Diversion Project to Receive Top Honors for 2021 ACEC of Montana Engineering Excellence

(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is pleased to announce the American Council of Engineering Companies of Montana (ACEC of Montana) has selected the West Fork Upper Battle Creek Diversion (WFUBCD) Project for the 2021 Montana Grand Project Award.