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  • June 24-25 Alaska Wind-Diesel Workshop

    Thank you to all the attendees, speakers and sponsors of the 2019 Alaska Wind-Diesel Workshop held June 24-25 in Anchorage, Alaska. The workshop was supported by the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and organized by Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) and sponsored by the Alaska Energy Authority, Intelligent Energy Systems and IEEE Alaska. Below you will find this year’s agenda and

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  • 2018 Island Energy Conference

    The 8th annual Island Energy Conference hosted by the IGRC’s Island Institute brought together island leaders and energy experts from New England and beyond to discuss common energy challenges and the resources available to address them. This year’s theme, Resilient Together, highlighted what islanders are doing to increase the resilience of their energy systems and communities in the face of an increasingly unpredictable

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  • March 2018 Kodiak Alaska Wind Working Group meeting

    Members of the Alaska Wind Working Group held a regional two-day meeting in Kodiak, Alaska on March 8-9, 2018 to see and hear more about Kodiak’s amazing wind-hydro-battery-flywheel hybrid system which has provided 99.7% of the island’s power for the past several years. In attendance were officials representing Alaskan utilities, technical training facilities, state agencies, non-profits, research centers and supply

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  • Block Island Wind Farm Exchange Trip

    Sharing Solutions – Offshore Wind from Island Institute on Vimeo. The Block Island Wind Farm is the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States, located 3.8 miles (6.1 km) from Block Island, Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ocean. The Island Institute which co-facilitates the Islanded Grid Resource Center (IGRC) hosted this 2017 exchange trip on Block Island between

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  • Sterling, MA Solar and Energy Storage System

    While this system is on the grid, it’s a good example of how similar microgrids and remote islanded grids are in their set up and function. As configured, the Sterling system reduces costs when connected to the grid and if the community were to lose power from the grid, it can provide power for the police station and other vital

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  • Monhegan Island celebrates completion of multi-year clean energy initiative for community, art museum

    MONHEGAN ISLAND, ME — On Monday, August 21st, state and federal representatives, island leaders, and community partners joined the Monhegan community at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of a comprehensive upgrade to the island’s energy systems. The culmination of countless hours of hard work, the project enables the community-owned Monhegan Plantation Power District (MPPD) to power the island with cleaner burning

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  • April 2017 Cemai Energy Summit Workshop in Bethel Alaska

                      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

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  • 2017 Alaska Wind-Diesel Workshop

    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

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  • Islanded Grids Featured at the 2017 Island Energy Conference: Charting Transitions

    The Island Energy Conference (IEC), hosted by the Island Institute and the Islanded Grid Resource Center, brings together 150 island leaders and energy experts to discuss common energy challenges and to learn more about resources that exist to address these challenges. This year’s event will highlight how New England’s islands are charting the course toward a sustainable energy future, mapping out their transitions to clean energy systems that strengthen local communities and economies.

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