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.
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 This Week
- Energy Hog School Assemblies
- Lola Tilly Evacuation
- Energy Technology Facility Tour
(There are currently no upcoming events.)
ACEP in the News
- 11/02/2015 | Juneau Makes Strides in Electric Transportation
In 2013, the Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC), through its Renewable Energy Cluster Working Group, identified electric vehicles as a priority and set a goal to make Juneau the national leader in public charging stations per capita. Through grants and local matching funds, the JEDC installed charging stations throughout the city.
- 10/26/2015 | A Renewable Energy Success Story Above the Arctic Circle
EnergyWire features Kotzebue's renewable energy successes.
- 10/05/2015 | Murkowski's Arctic Trip Hits Everything But Oil
Amidst the codel trip to the Arctic, Murkowski, and Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D. headed to Fairbanks, where they toured the Permafrost Tunnel and the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, and Murkowski spoke at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, according to her office.
- 9/21/2015 | Alaska Captures Clean Energy in Rivers
The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) at the University of Alaska has become a key location for research and industry support for hydrokinetic energy. The Alaska Energy Authority works with ACEP to focus on various technologies that can lower the cost of energy while developing economic opportunities. ACEP Director Gwen Holdmann appreciates the benefits of partnering with the state: “A long history of collaboration has helped us maintain a diversified funding base, ensuring the program’s sustainability.”
- 9/15/2015 | EIN Tools: ACEP Helps Develop Microgrid Design Support Tool
OE Announces Awardees Under the Remote Off-Grid Microgrid Design Support Tool Research Call.
- 9/01/2015 | KTUU Commentary: ACEP Mentioned in "9 Alaskans say what the feds should do about climate change"
Channel 2 News asked several Alaskans what they believe federal government should do about climate change.
- 8/24/2015 | ACEP in Alaska Dispatch News Commentary
Rural Alaska's arctic development depends on sure, affordable energy. Commentary by Meera Kohler & Gwen Holdmann
- 8/24/2015 | Sitnews Ketchikan: ACEP in article about President's Visit to Alaska
President visiting Alaska to discuss climate change and the continuing threats of global warming. Stops will include Anchorage, Seward, Dillingham and Kotzebue.
"I am hopeful that after your visit you will recognize the unique needs of our State, and direct federal agencies to work in greater partnership with the State of Alaska, the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, the Cold Climate House Research Center, the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, and others,” wrote Murkowski.
By MARY KAUFFMAN
- 8/24/2015 | ACEP Work in Nenana Highlighted in Article
In an article published in the Alaska Public Media last week, ACEP’s work at the Tanana River Test Site was highlighted along with Ocean Renewable Power Company’s work in Igiugig.
- 8/20/2015 | ACEP in Alaska Dispatch News Commentary
- Commentary: Alaska has both reason and resources to lead the way to clean power.
By Polly Carr
- 8/17/2015 | Washington Post Article Features ACEP
On Friday, August 14th the Tanana River Test Site was highlighted in the Washington Post on-line edition in an article titled, “How Alaska’s quest to power remote villages could help spread renewable energy worldwide.”
- 8/17/2015 | Alaska the Microgrid Frontier - Gwen Holdmann in WWF Magazine Circle
Gwen Holdmann ACEP Director shares a personal account of her experience with remote Alaska microgrids.