Mitigation actions reduce or prevent emissions of greenhouse gases by using new technologies or renewable energies, increasing energy efficiency, or by changing management practices and consumer behavior.
With its unique geography, infrastructure, and energy systems, Alaska has many opportunities to develop new and innovative mitigation strategies.
Left: Wind turbines in Selawik, AK. (Photo courtesy Wikispaces: Alaska Village Electric Cooperative)
Alaska Energy Authority (AEA)
AEA’s Alaska Affordable Energy Strategy, a legislatively-mandated 2½-year research program completed in 2017, provides an in-depth analysis of how to reduce power and heating cost in Alaska communities. The research includes significant applied research performed in collaboration with university, state, and private entities.
AEA has administered nine rounds of the Renewable Energy Fund (REF), which has resulted in more than 70 operational projects which are currently displacing approximately 30 million diesel equivalent gallons. There are an additional 20 REF projects which have active grants and are funded through construction.
AEA’s Power Project Fund loan program is well suited to invest in cost-effective renewable energy projects in all parts of Alaska.