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.
ACEP was formed in January, 2008 with the goal of meeting Alaska’s unique energy research needs, and operates under a private sector business model within the University system.
ACEP is a gateway for energy related activity at the University of Alaska. Working across campuses and pulling from the University’s extensive resources and expertise, ACEP is interdisciplinary, needs-driven, and agile.
ACEP has also developed a wide range of partnerships outside the University at the local, state, national and international level to ensure research conducted through ACEP will be relevant, current and world class.
News & Events
ACEP This Week
- Marc Mueller-Stoffels to Speak on Microgrid Integration at UAF Research Showcase Seminar
Integrating Renewable Energy into the Diesel Microgrids of Rural Alaska
Wednesday, March 5th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
UAF Schaible Auditorium
As part of the UAF Research Showcase seminar series organized by the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity Program (URSA), Dr. Marc Mueller-Stoffels will present his work regarding the integration of renewable energy into small grid systems, March 5th.
Marc will provide an overview of ACEP’s Power Systems Integration Program while covering the basics of renewable energy integration in diesel-powered microgrids. He will also discuss his current study for the City of Nome on integrating 2 MW of geothermal power from Pilgrim Hot Springs with the city’s wind-diesel power system, and highlight URSA’s involvement with ACEP through the UAF Resource Assessment and Feasibility Study.
Photo Caption: Marc Mueller-Stoffels.
Photo courtesy of T. Paris, ACEP/UAF.
- 2014 Alaska Wind Integration Workshop
Registration is now open for the March 20-21Alaska Wind Integration Workshop in Fairbanks at the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center.
This workshop is a great opportunity to network with peers, learn more about wind systems, and enjoy some excellent training and tour opportunities.
This two-day event will focus on wind systems in arctic environments with the first day revolving around training sessions such as Wind-Diesel 101, Wind-Diesel 201, HOMER Modelling, MET Tower Set Up, etc. The second day will highlight stakeholder presentations with dialogue on key topics such as energy storage, secondary loads, turbine selection, and operations & maintenance.
To find the agenda and more information about the workshop, click here.
State Facilitator, Alaska Wind Working Group
907.229.1982 or email@example.com
Image courtesy of Stephanie Nowers, Alaska Wind Working Group.
- AEA Sponsored Biomass Heating Integration Workshop, March 3rd & 4th
Be sure to make your biomass project a success by attending the Biomass Heating Integration Workshop on March 3rd through the 4th at the Mountain View Branch Library in Anchorage.
The workshop, sponsored by the Alaska Energy Authority and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, will feature Professor Emeritus John "Siggy" Siegenthaler, P.E. as its speaker. A renowned biomass design professional with decades of system design, installation, and integration experience under his belt; John will teach the best practices of streamlined and efficient installation, maintenance, and performance of biomass heating systems.
This workshop is designed for engineers, school and utility maintenance staff, mechanics, designers, and architects. It will be an excellent opportunity to join other Alaskan energy and engineering professionals in learning about the best practices of modern biomass heating system design and installation.
Seating is limited, so register soon. For more information about this event contact Amanda Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register or download the workshop agenda, visit /outreach-education/lectures-workshops/biomass-heating-integration-workshop
- ACEP Sponsor’s the Alaska Wood Energy Conference
ACEP is proud to support this year’s Alaska Wood Energy Conference. This year the Conference will return to Fairbanks and will take place April 15th to 17th. The Conference is free to attend and open to the public.
The Wood Energy Conference attracts more than 200 participants, presenters, and vendors. It serves as a forum to discuss issues related to biomass utilization, forestry management, air quality, and several other topics.
In addition to helping shape this event, ACEP’s Biomass Coordinator, Amanda Byrd, will be moderating several discussion sessions.
So save the date for the 2014 Alaska Wood Energy Conference, April 15-17 at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center!
Questions and comments can be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flyer courtesy 2014 Alaska Wood Energy Conference.