The Calista Energy Management Assistance Initiative (CEMAI), a part of the Calista Regional Corporation, held its first regional workshop in Bethel, AK, on April 19 & 20, 2017. Funded primarily by the US Department of Energy – Office of Indian Energy, the two-day workshop brought together about 75 people from all across the Calista region as well as other parts of Alaska, Canada, and the Lower 48, including representatives from several national Energy Laboratories, Tribes and corporations, municipalities, government agencies, university researchers, and service providers. The event was hosted with assistance from the Islanded Grid Resource Center and Nuvista Light & Electric Cooperative.
The focus of the workshop was to introduce the CEMAI program and the host of resources available and the issues being addressed under the initiative. Specifically, the program is looking at providing technical energy assistance to the 56 Tribes in the Calista region and developing community-based workplans. Each community that participated in the event received a “readiness scorecard” based on previously collected information and input from the participants, to help direct next steps aimed toward energy use and cost reductions and ultimately toward increased renewable energy development.
It was a highly successful workshop that will now be replicated on a smaller scale in individual communities and sub-regional hubs to help collect more data that will be used for creating energy efficiency and renewable energy development plans for homes, community and commercial buildings, and electric utilities. Please see below for presentations from the workshop.
DAY 1 PRESENTATIONS
RURAL POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT & OPERATIONS_BillStamm_AKVillageElectricCooperative
Rural_Alaska Energy Situation_SteveColt_ISERandAPU
Weatherization and Energy Efficient Retrofit_ScottWaterman_AHFC WoodandIce_MarkLeary_Napaimute
DAY 2 PRESENTATIONS
Rate Setting and Maximizing PCE_