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The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks 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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ACEP in the News

  • 10/04/2017 | Energy Dept. grant aims to harden microgrids
  • Imagine that Puerto Rico’s electrical grid had the ability for one power plant to “talk” with another plant in a long daisy chain. Then, when Hurricane Maria sweeps in, the plants’ automation kicks in and amps up power production in one facility while another remains offline. Their systems’ communications capacity evaluates which “assets” could be used and whatever backup activation fixes were necessary to generate electricity until full power could be restored.

  • | The Promise & Perils Of Renewable Energy & Microgrids For Puerto Rico
  • Hurricanes Irma and Maria combined to deal a crippling blow to Puerto Rico. 10 days later, electricity is still out to most of the island. Food and water are stockpiled in San Juan Harbor, but there is no diesel fuel for the trucks that need to take them to where they are needed. Grocery stores have no food to sell and no refrigeration for perishables.

  • | DNV GL raises storage stakes
  • DNV GL has updated its recommended practice for grid-connected energy storage. The Gridstor recommended practice incorporates the latest storage technologies and market developments and provides the “most up to date recommendations on safety, operation and performance”, DNV GL said.