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  • Monday, December 21, 2020
  • Communities May Apply for Technical Help to Improve Energy Resilience

Remote and islanded communities may apply to receive technical assistance to develop plans and practices that decrease dependence on imported fossil fuels and increase resiliency.

The Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Program (ETIPP) will select eight-12 communities across the country, including several in Alaska, to receive assistance for 12-18 months in a number of energy areas. The program also provides an opportunity for communities to learn from each other to accelerate the sharing of best practices and innovations.

In Alaska, the regional partners facilitating this assistance include Renewable Energy Alaska Project and a team from the University of Alaska, including ACEP and the Institute of Social and Economic Research. The ETIPP application can be found here (due Feb. 15).

For more information on types of technical assistance offered and continuous updates from the Alaska partners, please visit the Alaska Rural Energy Partnership Facebook page. If you are interested in applying, please email regional partner contacts Chris Rose at REAP at or Patty Eagan at ACEP at

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other national lab partners.