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.
News & Events
ACEP This Week
(There are currently no upcoming events.)
ACEP in the News
- Pilgrim Hot Springs Focus of News Piece
Last month KTVA Channel 11 in Anchorage followed ACEP Director Gwen Holdmann to Nome and Pilgrim Hot Springs to create a news segment on the project and to explain what the ramifications of a developed geothermal resource could mean for the community.
- “Alaska Leads the World in Microgrid Deployments”
An article was recently written and published in Navigant Research’s Research Blog about Alaska’s position as a world leader in microgrid knowledge and development. ACEP Director Gwen Holdmann was interviewed for the article and was able to describe the scale and variability in energy types these islanded electrical grids in rural Alaska use.
- ACEP Researchers Featured in New UAF Television Commercial
This past fall UAF Marketing and Communications focused their attention on research for their new advertising campaign. Video segments for television commercials were produced with the cooperation of several departments on campus, including ACEP.
As part of this effort, a Marketing and Communications film crew traveled to Nenana to film ACEP’s AHERC team testing the Oceana turbine at the Tanana River Test Site.
- Energy.gov: Pilgrim's Progress an Update on Geothermal Potential in Alaska
Energy.gov highlighted the progress for the Pilgrim Hot Springs Project including changes in geothermal technology and challenges with the project.
- Gwen Holdmann Interviewed on NPR
On November 10, ACEP’s Gwen Holdmann participated in an on-air roundtable discussion about energy and climate change, and how both affect Alaska.
- A Message from the AHERC Director
AHERC Director Jeremy Kasper would like to thank the staff of AHERC, Affiliate Faculty and former AHERC Director Jerome Johnson for their work in advancing AHERC to the forefront of the emerging river energy research field. In recognition of AHERC's success, AHERC was asked to join the University of Washington and Oregon State University as a partner in the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (nnmrec.oregonstate.edu/ and depts.washington.edu/nnmrec/). With the inclusion of UAF, the NNMREC strategic partnership now includes the three Pacific Northwest coastal states. Research conducted by NNMREC covers a broad range of marine energy technologies including wave, tidal and with the addition of AHERC, river energy as well. In expanding NNMREC to include UAF, NNMREC gains expertise in a niche technology area, river energy, and UAF gains by fostering close ties with leading researchers and students at the NNMREC partner Universities.