2017 Alaska Wind-Diesel Workshop

2017 Alaska Wind-Diesel Workshop
July 5, 2017 Stephanie Nowers

The Alaska Wind-Diesel Workshop sponsored by Alaska Energy Authority and hosted by Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) was held in Fairbanks on June 20-21, 2017 in Fairbanks, Alaska. More than 70 attendees from Alaska and around the Arctic gathered for a day of training sessions and a full day of panel sessions. Participants were welcomed to the workshop by University of Alaska President Dr. Jim Johnsen, and IGRC facilitator and REAP Executive Director Chris Rose. Speakers covered a range of topics critical to the successful operation of and optimization of remote wind-hybrid power systems from energy storage and control systems to needs for training and operation and maintenance protocols.

 

The Workshop is as an annual event that brings together technical, business and political leaders to highlight the unique challenges and opportunities facing remote grid systems. The Workshop also highlights Alaska’s leadership role in developing remote grid systems. Over 70 remote communities in the state now have some form of renewable energy tied into their diesel grids, including more than 30 using wind.

WORKSHOP AGENDA_AND_SPEAKERS (.PDF)

VIDEOS AND PRESENTATIONS FROM THE WORKSHOP


OPENING REMARKS

IAN BARING GOULD, NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY WIND TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT MANAGER

DR. JIM JOHNSEN, UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA PRESIDENT

WIND-DIESEL INTEGRATION PART 1: DATA & CONTROLS

Future Proofing Remote Power Systems_Bill Thomson_AVEC (.pdf)

Data Streams for Control_Marc_Mueller-Stoffels_(.pdf)

UsingDataToRightSizeEnergyStorage_Jeremy_Vandermeer_ACEP (.pdf)

Q & A DATA & CONTROLS

 

WIND-DIESEL INTEGRATION PART 2: ENERGY STORAGE

Going Beyond Wind in Small, Remote Alaskan Communities_HOMEREnergy (.pdf)

Battery & System Performance in Kotzebue_Matt_Bergan_KEA (.pdf)

Kwigilingok Alaska Battery storage_DENNIS_MEINERS_IES (.pdf)

LUNCHTIME SPEAKER: GEORGE ROE, ARCTIC REMOTE ENERGY NETWORKS ACADEMY (ARENA) OVERVIEW

PROJECT SUPPORT: FINANCING, TRAINING & POLICY

AlaskaMicrogridPartnership_Ian BaringGould_NREL (.pdf)

Education & Training To Support Clean Energy_ChrisMcConnell, REAP (.pdf)
Leveraging Private Capital through a State Green Bank _Chris_Rose_REAP (.pdf)

SOLVE IT!

Line Loss_Dave Messier_TCC (.pdf)

Operations & Maintenance_Roderick_Philip_Purvurnaq (.pdf)

Rate Setting for Small Utilities_Connie_Fredenberg_UMA (.pdf)

Rural Utility Business Advisor (RUBA) Program_Jeff Congdon_DCRA (.pdf)