University of Alaska Fairbanks logo bear University of Alaska Fairbanks

About ACEP

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.

Learn more about ACEP »

News & Events

ACEP This Week

Upcoming Events

  • Bringing Natural Gas to a Neighborhood Near you - An Update on the Work of the Interior Gas Utility
  • 4 13 2014 CELS
Read More »

Bringing Natural Gas to a Neighborhood Near you - An Update on the Work of the Interior Gas Utility

Community Energy Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
6pm to 7:30pm

Location:  Blue Loon
(2999 Parks Highway)

Speaker:  Bob Shefchik
Board Chair
Interior Gas Utility (IGU)

The Interior Gas Utility is developing plans and investing in infrastructure to provide natural gas to areas of North Pole and medium-density areas of the borough.  Residents of Interior Alaska have been eager for decades to benefit from low-cost heating solutions such as natural gas for home and business heating needs. While the community is weighed down with high energy prices and poor air quality, the future of the Interior looks bright.

This presentation will discuss the six phase build out plan to bring natural gas to homes within the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Bob Shefchik, IGU Board Chair, will discuss the details of the project that stands to bring energy relief to a neighborhood near you.

Out of town? This presentation will also be uploaded to ACEP's YouTube account.  Find this and other ACEP lectures at this link:



  • Soft Registration Deadline for the 2014 Alaska Wood Energy Conference is Friday, April 11th
  • 4 13 2014 Wood Energy Conference V2
Read More »

2014 Alaska Wood Energy Conference
April 15 - 17, 2014
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
Fairbanks, Alaska

Register now for the 2014 Alaska Wood Energy Conference at  Space is filling up fast and time is running out! Registrations for the 2014 Wood Energy Conference will be accepted until the conference begins, but attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible to secure a seat.

Some of our favorites will be speaking:

• ACEP Director, Gwen Holdmann, will give a keynote address on April 16th - “The Future of Alaska’s Energy”

• ACEP Biomass Coordinator, Amanda Byrd, will moderate Session Four on April 16th - “What Makes a Good Project from a Community Perspective”

• Cooperative Extension Service Energy Specialist, Art Nash, will moderate Session Eight on April 17th – “Performance Analysis of Wood-burning Appliances”

• ACEP Assistant Professor of Energy, Daisy Huang, will give a presentation titled “How much Oil can Wood Displace? Putting Numbers to the Estimates under Different Feedstock Conditions”

To view the full agenda for the Wood Energy Conference, visit

Questions and comments can be sent to or

  • Save the Date for the 2014 Alaska Rural Energy Conference
  • 3 23 2014 REC Logo
Read More »

The 2014 Rural Energy Conference will be held September 23rd-25th, 2014 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The 2013 conference in Anchorage attracted almost 500 people from over 75 villages and towns in Alaska and beyond. The Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for Alaska's remote communities.

Building on the growing success, the Alaska Energy Authority and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power have joined forces again to organize and sponsor the 9th annual Alaska Rural Energy Conference.

Register now to be an attendee, sponsor, or vendor at

  • Business of Clean Energy in Alaska, May 1st to 2nd, 2014
  • 3 30 2014 Business Of Clean Energy REAP
Read More »

Business of Clean Energy in Alaska

May 1 - 2, 2014

Dena’ina Convention Center

Anchorage, Alaska

"Alaska is home to vast supplies of energy, yet Alaskans pay some of the highest energy prices in the country. The Business of Clean Energy in Alaska conference is about identifying economic opportunities and finding clean energy solutions to create a more independent and resilient future for our state."

ACEP is proud to sponsor this year's Business of Clean Energy in Alaska Conference hosted by Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) and is happy to be sending Gwen Holdmann and Marc Mueller-Stoffels to participate as speakers in it.

Marc will be presenting on his work regarding the Nome Integration Study during the Breakout Sessions on May 2nd from 1:45pm to 3pm while Gwen will be speaking as a panelist on Panel #5, World Interest in Alaska, at 3:45pm to 5pm also on May 2nd.

For more information on this year’s Conference or if you would like to register, visit

Flyer courtesy of

ACEP News & Events Archive »