The Southeast Conference, working with its member communities and utilities, has been successful in developing regional plans and obtaining state and federal funds for many energy projects in the region.
Our Energy Committee represents communities, organizations and utilities throughout the region. This ‘working committee’ is dedicated to collaboration to solve the region’s energy problems.
- Reduce dependence on fossil fuels. This is critical in light of the recent volatility in oil prices.
- Bring affordable hydro power to communities where this is technically and economically feasible.
- Develop a regional electrical grid interconnecting Southeast communities and utilities with hydroelectric generation.
- Work with member communities and utilities to develop adequate energy infrastructure including alternative energy sources (geo-thermal, biomass, wind, tidal, hydrogen) to meet current and future needs.
- Reduce and stabilize costs to rate payers and communities and increase economic development opportunities.
- Coordinate inter-agency and community efforts to design and permit the Kake-Petersburg Intertie.
- Work with Haida Energy and Alaska Power & Telephone to advance the Reynolds Creek Hydro to completion.
- Work with federal and state funding agencies to construct the Kake-Petersburg Intertie.
- Support and assist Inside Passage Electric Cooperative’s efforts to develop alternative energy resources for Hoonah and Angoon.
- Work with member communities and utilities to secure permits and funding for hydro and other alternative energy project development.
- Assist geo-thermal development efforts on Chichagof Island (Tenakee Springs and near Hoonah).
- Build a database inventory of regional energy projects.
- Maintain the Southeast energy plan that includes both short-term “band-aids” (PCE to businesses, schools) and long-term solutions (hydro, interties).
- Facilitate Alaska Energy Authority activities, as needed, in implementing the Southeast Energy Plan and develop a regional governance model.
- Serve as a resource of information for the membership, public, state & federal legislatures and administrations.
Other Energy Resources
Alaska Electric Light and Power Company: Provides information about energy and conservation.
Renewable Energy Alaska Project: Provides information about energy efficiency, renewable energy projects and programs in Alaska, and identifies opportunities for action.
Alaska Energy Authority: Renewable energy resource maps, reports, programs, planning, and financing information. Oversees the Alaska Renewable Energy Grant Fund.
Alaska Energy Network: A public networking site for people interested in Alaska’s energy matters to share information and connect with others, and to ask experts energy-related questions.
Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP): University of Alaska research center for applied research to lower energy costs and develop economic opportunities throughout Alaska.
Alaska Wood Energy Development Task Group: AWEDTG is a coalition of federal and state agencies and not-for-profit organizations that explore opportunities to increase the utilization of wood for energy and biofuels production in Alaska.
ACEP publication database: ACEP searchable database of energy research, including papers, presentations and reports.
Alaska Energy Wiki: Hosted by ACEP, the site provides information on energy technologies, energy opportunities, and energy projects in Alaska.
Alaska Energy Efficiency Partnership: Provides useful information for homeowners, building owners, professionals and students about ways to be more energy efficient.
Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC): Research and development of cold-climate building techniques and technologies, including energy efficiency and micro-generation renewable energy technology.