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The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) based at the University of Alaska is dedicated to applied energy research and testing focused on lowering the cost of energy throughout Alaska and developing economic opportunities for the State, its residents, and its industries.

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UAF has identified energy as a key research growth priority. ACEP is leading this charge, serving as a gateway to energy research throughout the system and focusing on areas that most directly meet the immediate needs for the state and its critical industries.

Brian Rogers, Chancellor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

News & Events

ACEP in the News

  • 4/18/2016 | E-Wisdom: The tough task of switching to renewable energy sources in the Arctic
  • Groups banding together to help transform energy in the Canadian Arctic.

    Six organizations — Alaska Center for Energy and Power, Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Tugliq Energy Co., Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, the Pembina Insitute, WWF Canada and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy — are joining forces to collectively help remote Arctic communities expand large-scale renewable energy projects and thus reduce dependence on diesel power.

  • 4/18/2016 | Guam Daily Post: Guam and Alaska are similar and can learn from each other
  • The University of Guam and University of Alaska Fairbanks have announced the establishment of a broader partnership for climate change and energy generation. The announcement was made during a collaborative energy workshop at the 7th Regional Island Sustainability Conference at the Lotte Hotel Guam in Tumon.

  • 4/11/2016 | AHERC in Tidal Energy Today
  • ACEP’s Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center (AHERC) team is preparing to conduct multiple tests set to take place at the Tanana River test site, Alaska, this summer.  The team will be testing the technology from Canada-based hydrokinetic developer New Energy.

  • 3/07/2016 | Arctic Circle is Hot Spot for Renewable Innovation
  • The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) is co-leading a new program to be launched this summer for countries whose borders venture into the Arctic Circle. Dubbed the Arctic Remote Energy Network Academy (ARENA) program, this program is a formal project under the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, with four of the eight council countries co-leading so far, including Canada, Finland, and Iceland, along with the United States (Alaska).

  • 2/01/2016 | KNOM Exchange: The Future of Pilgrim Hot Springs
  • ACEP’s Director Gwen Holdmann along with Bering Straits Native Corporation’s (BSNC) Robert Bensin were featured in a KNOM interview about the future development of Pilgrim Hot Springs last week.  Following the radio interview, a public presentation was held at the UAF Northwest Campus in Nome on the topic as well.