David Light joined Alaska Center for Energy and Power in 2011, as a research engineer. He is also the project manager for the Energy Technology Facility on the UAF campus. Light is actively involved in research programs including diesel engine technology, energy storage systems, wind diesel integration, and advanced control systems. He was employed most recently by Alaska Power & Telephone Co. designing, installing, and servicing remote diesel power plants throughout the interior and southeast. Light worked on the Eagle AK Yukon river hydrokinetic turbine pilot project. Light was previously employed at Caterpillar Power Systems as the Fairbanks branch Service Manager following many years as a field technician, and engineer in remote communities as well as the Prudhoe Bay oil industry. Prior to moving to Alaska, he was also employed by Caterpillar in New York, and the New England area beginning in 1983 working on large standby, and mining industry power generation systems. Light’s home is in the Gold Stream Valley, and I greatly enjoy my time in Alaska taking advantage of all of its outdoor activities.