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					                                                                                                                                                                                                         Alaska Federation of Natives
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Energy Work Group Discussion


                                                                           Energy Work Group Discussion
                                                                                      Matrix

                                                                                 First Draft, June 2, 2008
This matrix attempts to capture all the Energy Work Group Members' suggestions about how to address the energy crisis in rural Alaska.

How to use this matrix: To easily scroll through the criteria while still viewing the suggestion click on C14 then click on Window in your top navigation bar then Split; repeat same steps to undo Split frame.
To sort the suggestions according to criteria-- highlight the entire grid from A10 to K60, then click on Data/Sort; take note that you've highlighted the header row and choose criteria on which to sort.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Implementation                                                          Each Criteria is Given Equal Weight
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Long-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fast, Affordable &    Investment toward
                                                                                                                                                                                                           term                                                   Accessible Energy &         Uses Natural              Uses Revenue           Considers
                                                                                                                                                                                               Short-                    Reliable**           self-sufficiency
 Category                                                                           Proposed by - Suggestion                                                                                              (High                                                    Low Transmission           Resources in           Sharing or Economic     Environmental      TOTAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                term                 (Consumer/Family-       (Community-as-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Capital                                                        Cost                Renewable Way               Incentives*            Quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           focused)         Producer-focused)
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Outlay on
                                                                                                                                                                                           X                                         1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                 1.00             4.00

Conservation/
Efficiency      Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) - changing incandescent lights for compact florescent lights
                                                                                                                                                                                           X                                         1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                 1.00             4.00

Conservation/   CEDS -• Energy conservation efforts in heat recovery, lighting upgrades, etc.
Efficiency
Conservation/   CEDS - Where possible, utilities should work towards coupling renewable energy into their existing hydrocarbon based systems to provide a higher level of                  X             X                           1.00                  1.00                     1.00                                            1.00                                  4.00
Efficiency      efficiency.
Policy/         AFN - Cut the pipeline of unmet need of the Denali commission bulk fuel storage program ($198m) and power generation and upgrade ($211m) cost savings as                   X                                         1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                 1.00             4.00
Programs        well as reduce environmental risk from 40 to 50 year old leaking tanks.
Policy/         Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could invest more money into the Village End-Use Efficiency                      X                                         1.00                                           1.00                      1.00                                       1.00             4.00
Programs:       Program, which is managed by AEA and contracted out to organizations that submit the best proposals. This program brings down the immediate electrical demand
Conservation    by about 30-50% for community buildings by changing light fixtures and addressing major mechanical issues.
                Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could invest more resources in the Rural Power System Upgrade                    X                                         1.00                                           1.00                      1.00                                       1.00             4.00
Policy/         (RPSU) program implemented by the Alaska Energy Authority. This program installs more energy efficient generators in the villages, and provides a dual-generation
Programs:       system with switchgear so when the community's electrical load decreases; they can switch to a smaller more fuel-efficient generator.
Conservation
Co-Ops/Bulk     AVEC wishes to propose that fuel stock purchased prospectively by electric utilities be price capped at some number and we suggest $10.00 per million BTU. This            X                                         1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                                  3.00
Fuel            would translate to a price of about $1.30 - $1.45 a gallon for various fuels, depending upon their BTU content. The fuel supplier would be the entity that would
Purchasing      deliver the fuel, charge the utility the State mandated price and bill the State for the balance.
Co-Ops/Bulk     AFN and Greta echoing REAC ('05) - Develop bulk fuel rural cooperatives - cooperative buying can provide some savings and it would definitely be worth some                X                                         1.00                                                                                           1.00                                  2.00
Fuel            financial experts penciling it out to find out for sure - there may be other ways of using this purchasing power too, such as timing of purchases; and delivery and
Purchasing      storage of the fuel (OPIS fuel purchasing and management trainings
Co-Ops/Bulk     CEDS • Organizing communities where possible to invest in Bulk fuel purchases to lower fuel costs where possible • Co-ops should also be encouraged and set up             X                                         1.00                                                                                           1.00                                  2.00
Fuel            where possible
Purchasing
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                    X                                         1.00                                                                                           1.00                                  2.00
Programs        AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                    X                                         1.00                                                                                           1.00                                  2.00
Programs        AFN - Add additional resources to the power cost equalization endowment and expand eligibility for qualifying.
                                                                                                                                                                                           X                                         1.00                                                                                           1.00                                  2.00

Policy/
Programs        AFN - Buy down of existing utility debt to lower costs.
                                                                                                                                                                                           X                                         1.00                                                                                           1.00                                  2.00

Policy/
Programs        AFN - Establish long term, 40 year term zero or 1percent interest energy loan programs.
Research &                                                                                                                                                                                 X                                         1.00                                                                                           1.00                                  2.00
Development     Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) - a bulk fuel and alternative energy survey to secure bulk fuel price reductions and better delivery services to our
(R&D)           region
                CEDS/AO230 • Statewide exploration for coal-bed-methane should be encouraged to see if any communities are in close proximity to gas that could be used to                 X                                         1.00                                           1.00                                                                                  2.00
Exploration
Policy/         displace high cost diesel
Programs:       CEDS/ Alaska State Chamber of Commerce/Anchorage • Education programs explaining the benefits of energy conservation and the ability to lower the                          X                                         1.00                                                                                                                1.00             2.00
Conservation    consumers’ energy bills need to be developed
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                    X                                         1.00                                                                                                                                 1.00
Programs        CEDS/Alaska State Chamber of Commerce/Anchorage• Power Cost Equalization should be fully funded until it is no longer needed.
Conservation/                                                                                                                                                                                            X                           1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                 1.00             4.00
Efficiency      Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) - retrofitting or replacing old inefficient heating systems with more efficient systems
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - providing incentives, such as OCS revenue sharing for Alaska’s coastal communities; leases which have generated a lack of                           X                           1.00                  1.00                     1.00                                            1.00                                  4.00
Exploration     widespread community support be revisited and discussions opened up with affected communities to address their concerns.
Conservation/                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                                  3.00
Efficiency      CEDS/AO230 - • Where realistically feasible and beneficial, communities should look into tying grid systems together
Policy/         CEDS/Alaska State Chamber of Commerce • Alaska needs to create and adequately capitalize a renewable energy fund so that Alaska can remain economically                    X                                                               1.00                                               1.00                  1.00                 1.00             4.00
Programs        competitive through the development of its flat priced energy resources.
Policy/         Kawerak, Inc. - The Creation of a Renewable Energy Fund and Revolving Loan Program will respectively finance new utility scale renewable energy projects in                X             X                                                 1.00                                               1.00                  1.00                 1.00             4.00
Programs:       Alaska and allow individuals and businesses to purchase solar panels, configuration kits, wind mills, etc.. The Fund shall be funded by general appropriations. The
Conservation    fund shall be distinct from funds administered by Alaska Energy Authority. The Fund will conduct a program of energy research, development, demonstration &
Policy/         Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could pressure/ encourage utility companies like AP&T to invest in               X                                                                                        1.00                                            1.00                                  2.00
Programs        renewable energy exploration and development in their communities. More cooperation from the electricity providers would help projects get moving sooner.
                Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could invest in Energy Education in Alaskan Schools that involves                X                                                                                                                                                             1.00             1.00
Policy/         young people in finding energy solutions. Examples include energy-related course offered for high school students, a statewide energy gathering for high school
Programs:       students to attend, local school projects, and statewide science fairs that are aimed at finding solutions for community energy needs. The result are increased
Conservation    energy savings in homes and schools, and a generation of state leaders that are proactive and informed on energy issues.
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                    X                                                                                                                                                             1.00             1.00
Programs:       CEDS, Alaska Regional Development Organizations • Develop regulatory guidance for rate-makers that will encourage energy conservation and increased
Conservation    efficiencies
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                    X                                                                                                                                                                              0.00
Programs:
Conservation    Kawerak, Inc. - Create a cabinet level position to coordinate efforts and centralize state and federal resources to solve the long term energy crisis.
Research &                                                                                                                                                                                 X                                                                                                                                                                              0.00
Development     CEDS/Alaska State Chamber of Commerce/Anchorage• The propriety of a statewide propane distribution system must be evaluated such as the demonstration
(R&D)           project suggested by Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA)
Research &                                                                                                                                                                                 X                                                                                                                                                                              0.00
Development     CEDS • More educational resources need to be developed to go hand in hand with AEA’s Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska, a guide to biomass, geothermal,
(R&D)           hydroelectric, ocean, solar, and wind energy
Research &                                                                                                                                                                                 X                                                                                                                                                                              0.00
Development     CEDS• A study to investigate the feasibility of establishing regional energy centers at all of the university rural campuses • A study to investigate the feasibility of
(R&D)           establishing regional energy centers at all of the university rural campuses (AO230)
                Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could invest in the application of In-Stream Turbines in the Yukon                             X                                                 1.00                     1.00                      1.00                  1.00 ?                                4.00
                River (and other rivers). The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council is seeking funding to purchase a piece of equipment that will determine whether or not the
                in-stream turbines will work in different communities on the river. The state could develop a funding program to help organizations buy these devices. The
Hydro           community can then apply for funding to purchase the in-stream turbine once they have established its feasibility.
Conservation/   CEDS - to spend the $ proposed in energy rebates on retrofitting all the rural utility systems for alternative energy.                                                                   X                                                 1.00                     1.00                                            1.00                 1.00             4.00
Efficiency
Conservation/                                                                                                                                                                                            X                                                 1.00                     1.00                      1.00                  1.00                                  4.00
Efficiency      CEDS• Fund highly efficient power plant generators, switchgear, and heat recovery systems (AO230)
Policy/         AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA. - Renewable Energy Deployment Grant Program to provide federal grants for up to 50% of the cost of building a wide variety                           X                                                 1.00                                               1.00                  1.00                 1.00             4.00
Programs        of renewable electricity projects, including wind, geothermal, ocean, biomass, solar, landfill gas and hydroelectric projects in Alaska
Policy/         CEDS/SWAMC Resolution 07-05 - Renewable Energy Fund (HB 152) - creates financial incentives available to both for- and non-profit entities for renewable and                             X                                                 1.00                                               1.00                  1.00                 1.00             4.00
Programs        alternative energy project development.
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Alaska has a great amount of wood, wood waste and sawdust for potential use in space heating and electrical generation;                             X                                                 1.00                     1.00                      1.00                                       1.00             4.00
                and a few villages have begun to talk of making wood pellets from plentiful willow brush. Alaska’s fish processing plants produce about eight million gallons of fish
                oil each year. With some chemical changes, this oil can be mixed (50-50) with diesel for generation. Community waste disposal produces 650,000 tons of garbage
Biomass         in Alaska each year; but again, design and capital costs are expensive and need public incentives.
                Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could invest in Yukon Flats Biomass project in Fort Yukon (Council                             X                                                 1.00                     1.00                      1.00                                       1.00             4.00
                of Athabascan Tribal Governments and Alaska Village Initiatives). This project is the first large-scale biomass development project in Interior Alaska. If successful,
Biomass         most of the community's heating needs would be addressed through biomass boilers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         X                                                 1.00                     1.00                      1.00                                       1.00             4.00



                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Summer in Alaska produces a huge amount of sunlight; but winter darkness is the time of greatest energy demand. Large-
                scale solar projects do not presently have a great potential; but in some places, small projects are possible. This also requires the homeowner or community to
Solar           make up-front capital investments, largely without public incentives from the state or federal governments
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Alaska has world-class wind energy resources, especially along the coastal and western regions of our State. There are 31                           X                                                 1.00                     1.00                      1.00                                       1.00             4.00
                rural Alaskan communities that already have good opportunities for wind generation - and 17 more that are “potentially attractive.” There are at least seven projects
                currently operational with another eight in the planning stages. The potential is obvious in locations like Kotzebue, Upper Cook Inlet, the Lake and Peninsula area.
                Barriers to harnessing wind power include high development costs, the need for trained maintenance, problems of land ownership and licensing, and the absence of
Wind            public incentives to wind developers.
                Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA): home-based wind turbine house heating system proposal of units that could be installed by community members on                             X                                                 1.00                     1.00                      1.00                                       1.00             4.00
Wind            their homes to reduce their overall energy costs. This idea needs to be tested in the field and we are looking for appropriate funding opportunities to move forward.
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Coal is abundant in Alaska, but has higher CO2 emissions than other energy sources. However, coal can be used to                                    X                                                 1.00                     1.00                                            1.00                                  3.00
                produce synthetic “natural” gas with and without carbon capture. The problem is that these gasification technologies are expensive and still under development.
                Finally, coal-bed methane has been identified in the Susitna Basin, but its economic potential has not been established. Coal-bed methane may also exist in
Coal            specific locations close to some remote communities.
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Congress should work closely with the State to ensure that in development of a Natural Gas Pipeline in Alaska, our                                  X                                                 1.00                     1.00                                            1.00 ?                                3.00
Conservation/   communities have access to the natural gas that will pass through that pipeline through spur connections and pipe; and that ownership, partnership, and
Efficiency      contracting opportunities for Alaska Native tribes and corporations be part of the development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         X                                                 1.00                     1.00                      1.00                                                        3.00
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Existing hydro generation produces nearly 25% of the state’s electricity. But Alaska also has almost 45 billion watts of large
                and small hydro potential, more than any other state. Hydro also brings its problems, especially regarding environmental damage; but eight billion watts of the
Hydro           state’s potential is in small projects that produce less than one million watts - and which don’t require dam construction.
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Alaska has over 34,000 miles of coastline, making it one of the best ocean energy resources in the world. The total wave                            X                                                 1.00                                               1.00                                       1.00             3.00
Ocean Wave      potential, just on Alaska’s southern coast, could produce almost 300 times the electricity used in the entire state each year. But the significant barrier to wave
Action          development is often the distance between the resource and the demand, requiring costly transmission infrastructure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         X                                                 1.00                                               1.00                                       1.00             3.00
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Congress should urge the Department of Interior to publish regulations on an expedited basis to implement the programs
                authorized by the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act, Title V of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and Congress should fully fund their
                implementation. The Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act authorizes a variety of financial, technical, environmental and other programs
                that are intended to empower tribes and Alaska Native Corporations to develop energy resources. It authorizes the Department of Interior’s Office of Indian Energy
Policy/         Policy and Programs to reduce energy costs, enhance tribal energy infrastructure and improve delivery of electricity to tribal communities. It also authorizes a multi-
Programs        billion loan guarantee program, as well as other assistance to encourage development of renewable and non-renewable resources by tribes and tribal organizations.
Geothermal      APIA - We have many renewable energy projects completed, underway and in planning in our region using wind turbines, geothermal and hrdroelectric systems.                               X                                                 1.00                                                                                          1.00             2.00
Hydro           APIA - We have many renewable energy projects completed, underway and in planning in our region using wind turbines, geothermal and hrdroelectric systems.                               X                                                 1.00                     1.00                                                                                  2.00
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                                  X                                                 1.00                                               1.00                                                        2.00
Programs        AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Congress should increase funding to the Denali Commission for developing alternative/renewable energy projects.
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - A recent study points out four potential geothermal areas in Alaska: interior hot springs, southeast hot springs, the                               X                                                 1.00                                                                                                           1.00
                Wrangell Mountains, and a combination of the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Chain. The value of geothermal power is magnified by the fact that it can produce
Geothermal      both heat and electricity. But problems include accessibility to volcanic areas, transmission distances and possible environmental damage.
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                                  X                                                 1.00                                                                                                           1.00
Programs        AFN - New economic and energy hub zones. Incentivize and expand economic growth.
Policy/         CEDS/Alaska State Chamber of Commerce/Anchorage• As the development of renewable energy increases and the need for educators grows, Alaska’s University                                  X                                                                                                                                                                0.00
Programs        system must be encouraged to develop curricula to train more Alaskans in energy development, production, delivery and management
* including tax credits, low interest loans, rebates and grants
**Acid test: Alleviates transportation costs to access healthcare within a year




                      Alaska Federation of Natives                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7/20/2010
Data Sources & Studies

Infrastructure

Average generation from Alaska Electric Power Statistics (with Alaska Energy Balance) 1960-2001,
University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic
Research, 2003. www.iser.uaa.alaska.edu/
Publications/akelectricpowerfinal.pdf


Pie chart from Alaska Electric Power
Statistics 1960-2001, and AEA estimates for non-hydro renewables.


(5) Coal,   Gas Turbine, and Diesel sites*:
Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). Alaska Electric Power Statistics (with Alaska Energy
Balance) 1960-2001.


(6) Existing   Utility Hydroelectric sites:
Alaska Energy Authority hydroelectric database. Spatial location and attribute data updated by HDR Alaska
Inc. in 2006.


(7) Wind,   Solar, Geothermal, and Biomass
sites*: Alaska Energy Authority.

(8) Electrical    Interties: Interties aggregated from data provided by Alaska Electric Light & Power Company, Alaska
Power &
Telephone Company, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Chugach Electric Association, City of Sitka
Electric Department, Copper Valley Electric Association, Four Dam Pool
Association, Golden Valley Electric
Association, Homer Electric Association, Naknek Electric Association, and Nushagak
Cooperative.


       Gas Pipelines: ENSTAR Natural
(9) Natural
Gas Company.
(10) Electric Service Areas: Chugach Electric
Association.


               Pipeline: State of Alaska
(11) Trans-Alaska
Department of Natural Resources.
www.asgdc.state.ak.us/metadata/vector/trans/pipeline.html

            State of Alaska Department of
(12) Railroad:
Natural Resources.
www.asgdc.state.ak.us/metadata/vector/trans/rail2mil.html

          State of Alaska Department of
(13) Roads:
Natural Resources & State of Alaska
Department of Transportation.
www.asgdc.state.ak.us/metadata/vector/trans/road2mil.html

www.asgdc.state.ak.us/metadata/vector/othermet/akhwysy.html

Biomass

(14) ForestedAreas: U.S. Forest Service,
U.S. Geological urvey, and State of Alaska
Division of Forestry Forest Health onitoring
Clearinghouse.
http://agdc.usgs.gov/data/projects/fhm/index.html#G

http://agdcftp1.wr.usgs.gov/pub/projects/fhm/vegcls.txt

Vegetation classes for the map selected from source dataset classes as follows: Open forest and tall shrub:
Class 10, 15 Mixed spruce and broadleaf: Class 11, 12, 14,
16, 18
Closed spruce: Class 13, 17, 19


       Processing Plants*: Alaska Energy
(15) Fish
Authority.
Plant locations are a subset of a fish
biodiesel database.
(16) Class   I Landfills*: State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

(17) Sawmills*:    Alaska Wood Products
Manufacturers Directory, September 2004.
Juneau Economic Development Council
Wood Products Development Service.
www.jedc.org/wood/index.htm


(18) Agricultural     Lands: State of Alaska
Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture (ADNR). Agricultural lands classified by ADNR
from land use plans and
private land patented for agricultural use.
Geothermal
(19) Volcanoes:Alaska Volcano Observatory.
The locations depicted represent volcanoes without regard to recency of activity.
http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/latlong.php

(20) Wells and Springs by Temperature:                 Geo-Heat Center State Geothermal Database
CD, Geo-Heat Center, Oregon Institute of Technology.

http://geoheat.oit.edu/database.htm

(21) Potential   eothermal Resources: Idaho
National Laboratory.
The areas depicted represent regions favorable for the discovery (at shallow depth, less than 1000m) of
thermal water of sufficient temperature for direct-heat
applications. It is probable that only small areas of the regions are truly underlain by such thermal water; the
regions represent that part of the state that deserves exploration for thermal areas. The regions are defined
on the basis of various
geothermal and tectonic phenomena such as locations of thermal wells and springs, above-normal heat
flow, youthful volcanism, mineralization, and seismicity.


http://geothermal.id.doe.gov/maps/
index.shtml


http://geothermal.id.doe.gov/maps/
ak_metadata.htm


Hydroelectric
(22) Existing   and Potential Hydroelectric
sites: Alaska Energy Authority hydroelectric database. Spatial location and attribute data updated by HDR
Alaska Inc. in 2006.




Ocean
(25) Tidal Electric Generation Potential: Brian Polagye, 2007. Tidal resource was quantified for 35
transects across tidal channels, perpendicular to the flow. The analysis used
NOAA time series of currents and tidal range, as well as bathymetric data. Due to map scale each study site
is depicted as a point location rather than a linear transect.


(26) Wave Power Potential: Mirko Previsic (re
vision consulting LLC), 2007. Primary resource potential in average megawatts was derived from analysis of
nine representative NOAA moored ocean buoys.
The linear length of the approximate outer coast represented by each buoy was used to calculate the
kilowatts per meter depicted on
the map as a buffered area. Wave energy resource is not shown for the coastline north of the Yukon River
delta due to seasonal pack ice and relatively low wave energy resources.
Solar
        Insolation: U.S. Department of
(23) Solar
Energy, National Renewable Energy
Laboratory, 1999. The data layer provides annual average daily total solar resource
averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size.

www.nrel.gov/gis/data_analysis.html

Wind
(24) Wind Power: AWS Truewind, 2006 & U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy
Laboratory (NREL), 1986.
Three separate datasets were merged to create the wind power layer. In order of display priority these were
1) AWS Truewind 2006 final data for the core of Alaska (200m resolution), 2) AWS Truewind 2006 final data
for the Southeastern Panhandle (200m resolution), and 3) NREL 1987 data for the remaining locations. All
datasets were clipped to the coastline to remove offshore
locations.


www.nrel.gov/gis/data_analysis.html

www.awstruewind.com/inner/windmaps/UnitedStates.htm

*For sdata sources with descriptive point locations the spatial positions were derived by matching the
descriptive location to the community location in (1), or were geocoded using the U.S. Geological Survey
Geographic Names Information System database.
                                        Biomass Energy

Fish Oil and Biodiesel in the Park
(A brochure prepared by AEA in cooperation with National Park Service, University of Alaska Fairbanks,
and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation that updates recent government-supported work
on biodiesel development in Alaska- 428kb)


Burning Garbage and Land Disposal in Rural Alaska (A joint AEA and DEC
publication on burning waste and heat recovery -2617kb)

Demonstrating the Use of Fish Oil in a Large Stationary Diesel Engine by J.A.
Steigers, Steigers Corporation. Report (150kb)

Organic Waste Characterization Project, Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. Prepared by
Steigers Corporation, September 2000. Report (13.2mb)

Alaska Sawmill and Pulp Mill Residue Assessment. Prepared by Rick Rogers, Alaska Energy
Authority, Department of Commerce and Economic Development, Anchorage, Alaska, 1991.

Alaska Gateway School District Wood-Fired Boiler Analysis. Assesses wood-fired boiler installation
in Tok. Prepared by Rick Rogers, Alaska Energy Authority, Anchorage, Alaska, 1992.

Analysis of Wood Fiber Feedstock Availability for a Proposed Ethanol Plant in Southeast Alaska.
Delivered cost and quantity of logging and mill waste in Southeast. Prepared by Charles Nash for Division
of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1998.

Dot Lake Wood-Fired Boiler Final Design. Drawings and analysis of small wood boiler retrofit in Dot
Lake. Prepared by Alaska Energy Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, 1997.

Feasibility Study for Building and Operating a Power Generating Plant for the City of Thorne Bay,
Alaska. Assessment of wood residue-fired power plant. Prepared by Carroll, Hatch & Associates, Inc.
and Paul E. Oliver, P.E. Portland, Oregon, 1995

Juneau Heat Recovery and Distribution Prefeasibility Assessment. Assesses heat recovery from
Juneau incinerator for local space heating. Prepared by Peter Crimp, Alaska Energy Authority,
Anchorage, Alaska, 1993.

Logistics of Wood Fiber Collection and Processing for the Production of Ethanol in Southeast
Alaska. Options for processing, handling, and transporting wood residue in Southeast. Prepared by
Charles Nash for Division of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1998.

McGrath Biomass Heating Project, 35% Design. Analysis and design of a hybrid biomass / diesel
waste heat system. Prepared by J.S. Strandberg Engineers, revised by MBA Engineering, Anchorage,
Alaska, 1998-9.
Municipal Solid Waste: A Resource Assessment for Energy Recovery in Alaska. Potential for waste-
to-energy in Alaska. Prepared by Rick Rogers, Alaska Energy Authority, Anchorage, Alaska, 1991.

Rural Alaska Heat Conservation and Fuel Substitution Assessment. Analyzes thermal conservation
and biomass alternatives for rural facilities. Prepared by USKH Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, 1996.

Seward Wood Waste to Energy Prefeasibility Assessment. Assesses use of mill waste as fuel for
heating of an industrial area. Prepared by Peter Crimp, Division of Energy, Department of Community and
Regional Affairs, Anchorage, Alaska, 1994.

South Tongass Wood Waste Resource Assessment. Cost and availability of wood residue in
Southeast prior to pulp mill closures. Prepared by America North/EMCON Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, 1994.

Toxic and Hazardous Emissions Associated with Co-Firing Mixed Fuels in Direct Combustion
Systems. Air emissions from co-firing biomass and fossil fuels. Prepared by David C. Junge, Ph.D.,
School of Engineering, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 1990.

Use of Mixed Fuels in Direct Combustion Systems. Operational, environmental, and economic
considerations for co-firing fossil fuels, wood, and municipal solid waste. Prepared by David C. Junge,
Ph.D., School of Engineering, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 1989.

Waste-to-Energy Feasibility Study for Channel Landfill Inc. Assesses feasibility of heat and power
recovery from Juneau incinerators. Prepared by Harris Group Inc., Seattle, WA, 1997.


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                                     Coal and Natural Gas
Domestic Coal Handling Study. Evaluates the delivered cost of coal from five sources to seven rural
communities in Alaska. Prepared by Northern Economics and Ogden Beeman and Associates,
Anchorage, for Arctic Slope Consulting Group, 1997.
Financial Feasibility Screening Model for Small Coal-Fired Thermal Power Stations. Report and
computer model for reconnaissance level analysis of solid fuel-fired stations. Prepared by J.S. Strandberg
Engineers, Anchorage, and Energy and Environmental Research Center University of North Dakota,
1998.

Feasibility Analysis of a Proposed Coal-Fired Thermal Power Station at McGrath, Alaska. Concept
design and feasibility analysis of combined heat power plant. Prepared by J.S. Strandberg Engineers,
Anchorage, 1997.

Rural Natural Gas Study. Economics of developing local natural gas resources for energy production in
rural Alaska. Prepared for Division of Energy by MAFA, Anchorage, 1997.
    Table of Contents
    Executive Summary
    Introduction
    Overview of Natural Gas Development
    Cost Estimates
    Environmental Considerations
    Resource Ownership Issues
    Natural Gas Development Risks
    Reliability Issues
    Permitting & Licensing Requirements
    Conclusions
    Appendices

Synopsis and Executive Summaries for Western Arctic and Northwestern Alaska Coal Projects.
Two documents summarizing coal development activities 1980 to 1993. Prepared by Arctic Slope
Consulting Group, 1993.


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                                        End Use Efficiency

Village End Use Efficiency Measures (VEUEM) 2005-2007 - Reports

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                                    Hydroelectric and Tidal

Rural Hydroelectric Assessment and Development Study, Phase 1 and 2 Reports.
Identifies 131 potential hydroelectric sites in Alaska likely to be cost-effective and
technically/environmentally feasible. Includes database with information on 1,144
potential sites. Prepared by Locher Interests Ltd. for Division of Energy,
Anchorage, 1997. Report (5.84mb)

Stay tuned! This fall the hydroelectric project database will be posted here.

Small Hydropower Guidelines. Sourcebook for micro-hydropower development in Alaska. Prepared by
the Alaska Power Authority, Anchorage, 1986.

Tazimina Hydroelectric Project, Iliamna, Alaska, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report.
Prepared by HDR Alaska for Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton Electric Cooperative, Anchorage, 1998.

Cordova Tidal Power Feasibility Study . Assess cost, benefits and feasibility of a 5 MW tidal power
facility near Cordova. Prepared by Tidal Electric of Alaska Inc., Anchorage, 2001.
    Table of Contents (260kb)
   Executive Summary (95.1kb)
   Introduction (137kb)
   Summary of Findings (175kb)
   1.0 Tidal Regime Studies (173kb)
   2.0 Geotechnical Studies (116kb)
   3.0 Environmental Impact Studies (1.08mb)
   4.0 Market Analysis & Team Building (422kb)
   5.0 Engineering Studies (1.26mb)
   6.0 Financial Model (124kb)
   Appendix I: Financial Model (714kb)
   Appendix II: Engineering Specifications & Attachments (1.75mb)
   Appendix III: Previous Studies (71.5kb)
   Appendix IV: Energetics Hydrogen Storage Study (2.79mb)
   Appendix V: Tidal Electric Inc. Business Plan (3.99mb)

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For More information on Hydroelectric Power, contact:


Douglas Ott
Project Manager
        907-771-3067


For more information on Ocean Energy, contact:


David Lockard
Project Manager
        907-771-3062


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                                              Interties


Haines-Skagway Submarine Cable Intertie Project, Final Technical and
Construction Report. Details installation of 15-mile intertie project. Prepared by
Alaska Power and Telephone Company, Port Townsend, WA, 1998. Report (32.4mb)
Rural Alaska Electric Utility Interties. Presents information on 171 potential interties which would serve
utilities participating in the Power Cost Equalization Program. Prepared by Neubauer Engineering and
Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation for the Division of Energy, Anchorage, 1997.
        Report (1.35mb)
        Appendix A - Mailing List for the Letter Survey (99 kb)
        Appendix B - Sample Survey Letter (49 kb)
        Appendix C - Survey Letter Responses (411 kb)
        Appendix D - List of Telephone Survey Contacts (152 kb)
        Appendix E - Telephone Survey Records (2.47mb)
        Appendix F - Intertie Data Sheets, Part 1 (2.34mb)
        Appendix F - Intertie Data Sheets, Part 2 (2.30mb)
        Appendix G - Annotated Bibliography of Key Documents (444 kb)

Transmission Intertie Feasibility Design and Cost Estimate for Bethel-NYAC
Intertie. Prepared by FPE Roen Engineers for Division of Energy, Anchorage, 1996.
Report (16.1mb)

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                                                 Wind
Kotzebue Electric Association – Wind Power Economic Evaluation (Draft). Cost and performance of
Kotzebue wind energy installation. Prepared for Kotzebue Electric Association by Global Energy
Concepts, Kirkland, WA, 1999.


Wind Energy Feasibility Study for Naknek and Unalaska. Prepared by Dames and
Moore, Anchorage, 1999. Report (106 kb)

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Alternative Energy Resources in Alaska
Below is a short summary of alternative energy resources for Alaska. For more information on each
technology, visit the State Energy Alternatives Technology Options page
Technology Options page
For more information, including links to resource maps, energy statistics, and contacts for Alaska, visit
EERE's State Activities and Partnerships Web site's Alaska page.
Alaska page.

Biomass
Studies indicate that Alaska has limited biomass resource potential. For more state-
specific resource information, see
Biomass Feedstock Availability in the United States: 1999 State Level Analysis.

Geothermal
Alaska has high-temperature resources that are suitable for electricity generation, as
well as direct use and heat pump applications. For more information on geothermal
resources, including resource maps, visit
GeoPowering the West.

Hydropower
Alaska has a very good hydropower resource as a percentage of the state's electricity generation. For
additional resource information, check out the Idaho National Laboratory's Virtual Hydropower
Prospector (VHP). VHP is a convenient geographic information system (GIS) tool designed to assist you
in locating and assessing natural stream water energy resources in the United States.


Virtual Hydropower Prospector (VHP).




Solar
To accurately portray your state's solar resource, we need two maps. That is because different collector
types use the sun in different ways. Collectors that focus the sun (like a magnifying glass) can reach
high temperatures and efficiencies. These are called concentrating collectors. Typically, these collectors
are on a tracker, so they always face the sun directly. Because these collectors focus the sun's rays,
they only use the direct rays coming straight from the sun.
Other solar collectors are simply flat panels that can be mounted on a roof or on the ground. Called flat-
plate collectors, these are typically fixed in a tilted position correlated to the latitude of the location. This
allows the collector to best capture the sun. These collectors can use both the direct rays from the sun
and reflected light that comes through a cloud or off the ground. Because they use all available sunlight,
flat-plate collectors are the best choice for many northern states. Therefore, this site gives you two
maps: one is the resource for a concentrating collector and one is the resource for a flat-plate collector.
What do the maps mean? For flat-plate collectors, Alaska could use them in some applications — the
best resource is in the southeastern region of the state. Solar water heating is not a good idea where
the risk of freezing is high and the incident radiation is low. Also, concentrating solar collectors are
probably not the best renewable energy choice.
Wind
Current resources indicate that Alaska has sufficient wind resources for large and small scale wind
power. For more information on Alaska's wind resource, visit Wind Powering America's Alaska Wind
Activities.
Alaska Wind Activities.




Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency means doing the same work, or more, and enjoying the same comfort level with less
energy. Consequently, energy efficiency can be considered part of your state's energy resource base —
a demand side resource. Unlike energy conservation, which is rooted in behavior, energy efficiency is
technology-based. This means the savings may be predicted by engineering calculations, and they are
sustained over time. Examples of energy efficiency measures and equipment include compact
fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), and high efficiency air conditioners, refrigerators, boilers, and chillers.
Saving energy through efficiency is less expensive than building new power plants. Utilities can plan for,
invest in, and add up technology-based energy efficiency measures and, as a consequence, defer or
avoid the need to build a new power plant. In this way, Austin, Texas, aggregated enough energy
savings to offset the need for a planned 450-megawatt coal-fired power plant. Austin achieved these
savings during a decade when the local economy grew by 46% and the population doubled. In addition,
the savings from energy efficiency are significantly greater than one might expect, because no energy is
needed to generate, transmit, distribute, and store energy before it reaches the end user.
Reduced fuel use, and the resulting decreased pollution, provide short- and long-term economic and
health benefits. For more information on current state policies related to energy efficiency, visit the
Alliance to Save Energy's State Energy Efficiency Index.
Alliance to Save Energy's State Energy Efficiency Index.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Energy Work Group Discussion




                                                                              Energy Work Group Discussion
                                                                                         Matrix

                                                                                    First Draft, June 2, 2008
This matrix attempts to capture all the Energy Work Group Members' suggestions about how to address the energy crisis in rural Alaska.

How to use this matrix: To easily scroll through the criteria while still viewing the suggestion click on C14 then click on Window in your top navigation bar then Split; repeat same steps to undo Split frame.
To sort the suggestions according to criteria-- highlight the entire grid from A12 to R58, then click on Data/Sort; take note that you've highlighted the header row and choose criteria on which to sort.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Implementation                                                         Each Criteria is Given Equal Weight                                                                                 Geography
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Long-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fast, Affordable &    Investment toward
                                                                                                                                                                                                               term                                                   Accessible Energy &       Uses Natural               Uses Revenue           Considers                       Amoun
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Short-                   Reliable**            self-sufficiency                                                                                                                         Rural    Southea     Central
 Category                                                                            Proposed by - Suggestion                                                                                                 (High                                                    Low Transmission         Resources in            Sharing or Economic     Environmental      TOTAL            t in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    term                (Consumer/Family-        (Community-as-                                                                                                                            Alaska   st Alaska   Alaska
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Capital                                                        Cost              Renewable Way                Incentives*            Quality                        (000s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              focused)          Producer-focused)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Outlay on
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Alaska has a great amount of wood, wood waste and sawdust for potential use in space heating and electrical generation; and                            X                                                  1.00                    1.00                      1.00                                       1.00           4.00 $    -
                a few villages have begun to talk of making wood pellets from plentiful willow brush. Alaska’s fish processing plants produce about eight million gallons of fish oil each
                year. With some chemical changes, this oil can be mixed (50-50) with diesel for generation. Community waste disposal produces 650,000 tons of garbage in Alaska
Biomass         each year; but again, design and capital costs are expensive and need public incentives.
                Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could invest in the application of In-Stream Turbines in the Yukon                                X                                                  1.00                    1.00                      1.00                  1.00 ?                              4.00 $     9
                River (and other rivers). The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council is seeking funding to purchase a piece of equipment that will determine whether or not the in-
                stream turbines will work in different communities on the river. The state could develop a funding program to help organizations buy these devices. The community can
Hydro           then apply for funding to purchase the in-stream turbine once they have established its feasibility.
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Coal is abundant in Alaska, but has higher CO2 emissions than other energy sources. However, coal can be used to produce                               X                                                  1.00                    1.00                                            1.00                                3.00 $    -
                synthetic “natural” gas with and without carbon capture. The problem is that these gasification technologies are expensive and still under development. Finally, coal-
                bed methane has been identified in the Susitna Basin, but its economic potential has not been established. Coal-bed methane may also exist in specific locations
Coal            close to some remote communities.
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Congress should work closely with the State to ensure that in development of a Natural Gas Pipeline in Alaska, our                                     X                                                  1.00                    1.00                                            1.00 ?                              3.00 $     1
Conservation/   communities have access to the natural gas that will pass through that pipeline through spur connections and pipe; and that ownership, partnership, and contracting
Efficiency      opportunities for Alaska Native tribes and corporations be part of the development.
Conservation/                                                                                                                                                                                  X                                        1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                 1.00           4.00 $     2
Efficiency      Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) - changing incandescent lights for compact florescent lights
Conservation/                                                                                                                                                                                               X                           1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                 1.00           4.00 $     3
Efficiency      Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) - retrofitting or replacing old inefficient heating systems with more efficient systems
Conservation/   CEDS - to spend the $ proposed in energy rebates on retrofitting all the rural utility systems for alternative energy.                                                                      X                                                  1.00                    1.00                                            1.00                 1.00           4.00
Efficiency
Conservation/   CEDS -• Energy conservation efforts in heat recovery, lighting upgrades, etc.                                                                                                  X                                        1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                 1.00           4.00
Efficiency
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Conservation/
Efficiency      CEDS - Where possible, utilities should work towards coupling renewable energy into their existing hydrocarbon based systems to provide a higher level of efficiency.
Conservation/                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                                3.00 $    21
Efficiency      CEDS/AO230 - • Where realistically feasible and beneficial, communities should look into tying grid systems together
Conservation/                                                                                                                                                                                               X                                                  1.00                    1.00                      1.00                  1.00                                4.00 $    28
Efficiency      CEDS• Fund highly efficient power plant generators, switchgear, and heat recovery systems (AO230)
                                                                                                                                                                                               X                                        1.00                                                                                           1.00                                2.00 $    13
Co-Ops/Bulk     AFN and Greta echoing REAC ('05) - Develop bulk fuel rural cooperatives - cooperative buying can provide some savings and it would definitely be worth some
Fuel            financial experts penciling it out to find out for sure - there may be other ways of using this purchasing power too, such as timing of purchases; and delivery and storage
Purchasing      of the fuel (OPIS fuel purchasing and management trainings
                                                                                                                                                                                               X                                        1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                                3.00
Co-Ops/Bulk     AVEC wishes to propose that fuel stock purchased prospectively by electric utilities be price capped at some number and we suggest $10.00 per million BTU. This
Fuel            would translate to a price of about $1.30 - $1.45 a gallon for various fuels, depending upon their BTU content. The fuel supplier would be the entity that would deliver
Purchasing      the fuel, charge the utility the State mandated price and bill the State for the balance.
Co-Ops/Bulk     CEDS • Organizing communities where possible to invest in Bulk fuel purchases to lower fuel costs where possible • Co-ops should also be encouraged and set up                 X                                        1.00                                                                                           1.00                                2.00 $    23
Fuel            where possible
Purchasing
                CEDS/AO230 • Statewide exploration for coal-bed-methane should be encouraged to see if any communities are in close proximity to gas that could be used to                     X                                        1.00                                           1.00                                                                                2.00 $    18
Exploration     displace high cost diesel
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - providing incentives, such as OCS revenue sharing for Alaska’s coastal communities; leases which have generated a lack of                              X                           1.00                   1.00                    1.00                                            1.00                                4.00
Exploration     widespread community support be revisited and discussions opened up with affected communities to address their concerns.
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - A recent study points out four potential geothermal areas in Alaska: interior hot springs, southeast hot springs, the Wrangell                         X                                                  1.00                                                                                                        1.00 $    -
                Mountains, and a combination of the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Chain. The value of geothermal power is magnified by the fact that it can produce both heat and
Geothermal      electricity. But problems include accessibility to volcanic areas, transmission distances and possible environmental damage.
Geothermal      APIA - We have many renewable energy projects completed, underway and in planning in our region using wind turbines, geothermal and hrdroelectric systems.                                  X                                                  1.00                                                                                         1.00           2.00
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Existing hydro generation produces nearly 25% of the state’s electricity. But Alaska also has almost 45 billion watts of large                         X                                                  1.00                    1.00                      1.00                                                      3.00 $    -
                and small hydro potential, more than any other state. Hydro also brings its problems, especially regarding environmental damage; but eight billion watts of the state’s
Hydro           potential is in small projects that produce less than one million watts - and which don’t require dam construction.
Hydro           APIA - We have many renewable energy projects completed, underway and in planning in our region using wind turbines, geothermal and hrdroelectric systems.                                  X                                                  1.00                    1.00                                                                                2.00
                Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could invest in Yukon Flats Biomass project in Fort Yukon (Council of                             X                                                  1.00                    1.00                      1.00                                       1.00           4.00 $    10
                Athabascan Tribal Governments and Alaska Village Initiatives). This project is the first large-scale biomass development project in Interior Alaska. If successful, most
Biomass         of the community's heating needs would be addressed through biomass boilers.
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Alaska has over 34,000 miles of coastline, making it one of the best ocean energy resources in the world. The total wave                               X                                                  1.00                                              1.00                                       1.00           3.00 $    -
Ocean Wave      potential, just on Alaska’s southern coast, could produce almost 300 times the electricity used in the entire state each year. But the significant barrier to wave
Action          development is often the distance between the resource and the demand, requiring costly transmission infrastructure.
                Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could invest in Energy Education in Alaskan Schools that involves              X                                                                                                                                                                  1.00           1.00 $    11
Policy/         young people in finding energy solutions. Examples include energy-related course offered for high school students, a statewide energy gathering for high school
Programs:       students to attend, local school projects, and statewide science fairs that are aimed at finding solutions for community energy needs. The result are increased energy
Conservation    savings in homes and schools, and a generation of state leaders that are proactive and informed on energy issues.
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                  X                                                                                                                                                                  1.00           1.00 $    19
Programs:       CEDS, Alaska Regional Development Organizations • Develop regulatory guidance for rate-makers that will encourage energy conservation and increased
Conservation    efficiencies
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                  X                                              1.00                                                                                           1.00                                2.00 $    -
Programs        AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Policy/         AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA. - Renewable Energy Deployment Grant Program to provide federal grants for up to 50% of the cost of building a wide variety                              X                                                  1.00                                              1.00                  1.00                 1.00           4.00 $    -
Programs        of renewable electricity projects, including wind, geothermal, ocean, biomass, solar, landfill gas and hydroelectric projects in Alaska
Policy/         Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could pressure/ encourage utility companies like AP&T to invest in             X                                                                                             1.00                                            1.00                                2.00 $    12
Programs        renewable energy exploration and development in their communities. More cooperation from the electricity providers would help projects get moving sooner.
Policy/         CEDS/Alaska State Chamber of Commerce • Alaska needs to create and adequately capitalize a renewable energy fund so that Alaska can remain economically                  X                                                                     1.00                                              1.00                  1.00                 1.00           4.00 $    15
Programs        competitive through the development of its flat priced energy resources.
Policy/         CEDS/SWAMC Resolution 07-05 - Renewable Energy Fund (HB 152) - creates financial incentives available to both for- and non-profit entities for renewable and                                X                                                  1.00                                              1.00                  1.00                 1.00           4.00 $    16
Programs        alternative energy project development.
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                  X                                              1.00                                                                                                                               1.00 $    17
Programs        CEDS/Alaska State Chamber of Commerce/Anchorage• Power Cost Equalization should be fully funded until it is no longer needed.
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                  X                                              1.00                                                                                           1.00                                2.00
Programs        AFN - Add additional resources to the power cost equalization endowment and expand eligibility for qualifying.
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                  X                                              1.00                                                                                           1.00                                2.00
Programs        AFN - Buy down of existing utility debt to lower costs.
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                  X                                              1.00                                                                                           1.00                                2.00
Programs        AFN - Establish long term, 40 year term zero or 1percent interest energy loan programs.
Policy/         AFN - Cut the pipeline of unmet need of the Denali commission bulk fuel storage program ($198m) and power generation and upgrade ($211m) cost savings as well            X                                              1.00                                           1.00                                            1.00                 1.00           4.00
Programs        as reduce environmental risk from 40 to 50 year old leaking tanks.
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                                     X                                                  1.00                                                                                                        1.00
Programs        AFN - New economic and energy hub zones. Incentivize and expand economic growth.
Policy/         CEDS/Alaska State Chamber of Commerce/Anchorage• As the development of renewable energy increases and the need for educators grows, Alaska’s                                                X                                                                                                                                                              0.00 $    25
Programs        University system must be encouraged to develop curricula to train more Alaskans in energy development, production, delivery and management
                                                                                                                                                                                                            X                                                  1.00                                              1.00                                       1.00           3.00 $    29
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Congress should urge the Department of Interior to publish regulations on an expedited basis to implement the programs
                authorized by the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act, Title V of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and Congress should fully fund their
                implementation. The Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act authorizes a variety of financial, technical, environmental and other programs that
                are intended to empower tribes and Alaska Native Corporations to develop energy resources. It authorizes the Department of Interior’s Office of Indian Energy Policy
Policy/         and Programs to reduce energy costs, enhance tribal energy infrastructure and improve delivery of electricity to tribal communities. It also authorizes a multi-billion loan
Programs        guarantee program, as well as other assistance to encourage development of renewable and non-renewable resources by tribes and tribal organizations.
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                                     X                                                  1.00                                              1.00                                                      2.00 $    30
Programs        AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Congress should increase funding to the Denali Commission for developing alternative/renewable energy projects.
Policy/         Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could invest more money into the Village End-Use Efficiency                          X                                        1.00                                           1.00                      1.00                                       1.00           4.00 $     7
Programs:       Program, which is managed by AEA and contracted out to organizations that submit the best proposals. This program brings down the immediate electrical demand by
Conservation    about 30-50% for community buildings by changing light fixtures and addressing major mechanical issues.
                Energy & Infrastructure Business Liaison, Interior Regional Housing Authority - The state could invest more resources in the Rural Power System Upgrade                        X                                        1.00                                           1.00                      1.00                                       1.00           4.00 $     8
Policy/         (RPSU) program implemented by the Alaska Energy Authority. This program installs more energy efficient generators in the villages, and provides a dual-generation
Programs:       system with switchgear so when the community's electrical load decreases; they can switch to a smaller more fuel-efficient generator.
Conservation
Policy/                                                                                                                                                                                        X                                        1.00                                                                                                                1.00           2.00 $    22
Programs:       CEDS/ Alaska State Chamber of Commerce/Anchorage • Education programs explaining the benefits of energy conservation and the ability to lower the
Conservation    consumers’ energy bills need to be developed
                                                                                                                                                                                               X            X                                                  1.00                                              1.00                  1.00                 1.00           4.00
Policy/         Kawerak, Inc. - The Creation of a Renewable Energy Fund and Revolving Loan Program will respectively finance new utility scale renewable energy projects in Alaska
Programs:       and allow individuals and businesses to purchase solar panels, configuration kits, wind mills, etc.. The Fund shall be funded by general appropriations. The fund shall
Conservation    be distinct from funds administered by Alaska Energy Authority. The Fund will conduct a program of energy research, development, demonstration & application.
                                                                                                                                                                                               X                                                                                                                                                                           0.00
Policy/
Programs:
Conservation    Kawerak, Inc. - Create a cabinet level position to coordinate efforts and centralize state and federal resources to solve the long term energy crisis.
Research &                                                                                                                                                                                     X                                        1.00                                                                                           1.00                                2.00 $     4
Development
(R&D)           Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) - a bulk fuel and alternative energy survey to secure bulk fuel price reductions and better delivery services to our region
Research &                                                                                                                                                                                     X                                                                                                                                                                           0.00 $    24
Development     CEDS/Alaska State Chamber of Commerce/Anchorage• The propriety of a statewide propane distribution system must be evaluated such as the demonstration
(R&D)           project suggested by Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA)
Research &                                                                                                                                                                                     X                                                                                                                                                                           0.00 $    26
Development     CEDS • More educational resources need to be developed to go hand in hand with AEA’s Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska, a guide to biomass, geothermal,
(R&D)           hydroelectric, ocean, solar, and wind energy
Research &                                                                                                                                                                                     X                                                                                                                                                                           0.00 $    27
Development     CEDS• A study to investigate the feasibility of establishing regional energy centers at all of the university rural campuses • A study to investigate the feasibility of
(R&D)           establishing regional energy centers at all of the university rural campuses (AO230)
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Summer in Alaska produces a huge amount of sunlight; but winter darkness is the time of greatest energy demand. Large-                                 X                                                  1.00                    1.00                      1.00                                       1.00           4.00 $    -
                scale solar projects do not presently have a great potential; but in some places, small projects are possible. This also requires the homeowner or community to make
Solar           up-front capital investments, largely without public incentives from the state or federal governments
                AFN- Testimony to Senate Cmt of IA - Alaska has world-class wind energy resources, especially along the coastal and western regions of our State. There are 31                              X                                                  1.00                    1.00                      1.00                                       1.00           4.00 $    -
                rural Alaskan communities that already have good opportunities for wind generation - and 17 more that are “potentially attractive.” There are at least seven projects
                currently operational with another eight in the planning stages. The potential is obvious in locations like Kotzebue, Upper Cook Inlet, the Lake and Peninsula area.
                Barriers to harnessing wind power include high development costs, the need for trained maintenance, problems of land ownership and licensing, and the absence of
Wind            public incentives to wind developers.
                Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA): home-based wind turbine house heating system proposal of units that could be installed by community members on                                X                                                  1.00                    1.00                      1.00                                       1.00           4.00
Wind            their homes to reduce their overall energy costs. This idea needs to be tested in the field and we are looking for appropriate funding opportunities to move forward.
* including tax credits, low interest loans, rebates and grants
**Acid test: Alleviates transportation costs to access healthcare within a year




SCORING LEGEND
1 - 2 = Poor
3 – 4 = Below Average
5 THIS SCORE CANNOT BE ASSIGNED
6 – 8 = Above Average
9 – 10 Excellent




                             Alaska Federation of Natives                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 7/20/2010

				
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