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  • Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Brown Bag Lunch — From Large-Scale Prototypes to Small Village Microgrids

Please join ACEP at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 6 for a discussion with Ben Blainedavis, a renewable energy engineer and project manager from the Lower 48 who is keenly interested in learning more about Alaska’s microgrid challenges and opportunities.

Blainedavis will present “A Snapshot of Renewables: From Large-Scale Prototypes to Small Village Microgrids” in the BP Design Theater, Room 401 of the Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility on the Fairbanks campus. If you can’t make it in person, view the presentation here on Zoom.

While in Alaska, Blainedavis will meet with a range of organizations in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

His presentation and discussion will include a variety of topics, including: how the tallest turbine in North America constructed; the limitations of the U.S. wind industry and what’s next for the post-production tax credit market; Kilowatts for Humanity and how it designs and implements projects; and the intersection of large, small, and on- and off-grid resources.


Ben Blainedavis will be presenting during a brown bag lunch on August 6. Photo courtesy of Ben Blaindavis.