Alaska Energy Resources

In an effort to advance our outreach activities surrounding education, Velocity members have compiled a list of energy-focused organizations and educational resources for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of all forms of energy and responsible energy consumption. This document will be expanded to include new resources as we learn about them.

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Organizations & Companies

Alaska Network for Energy Education & Employment

  • The Alaska Network for Energy Education and Employment works to ready the state’s workforce to unleash Alaska’s clean energy potential.

Alaska Center for Energy and Power

  • The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) fosters innovative solutions to Alaska's energy challenges and is a gateway for energy-related activity at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Alaska Energy Authority

  • AEA’s core programs work to diversify  Alaska’s energy portfolio, lead energy planning and policy, invest in Alaska’s energy infrastructure and provide rural Alaska with technical and community assistance. 
  • AEA also manages the Renewable Energy Fund, the Emerging Energy Technology Fund, the Power Cost Equalization Program and various Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs

Alaska Heat Smart

  • Non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of living and increase the use of clean energy in Alaska homes

Alaska Oil & Gas Association

Alaska Metal Mines

Alaska Miners Association

Alaska Resource Education

Alaska Support Industry Alliance

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) 

  • Non-profit electric utility serving rural Alaskan villages, offering scholarships, education, careers

Argonne National Laboratory

  • Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment.

C3 Solutions

  • Non-profit organization promoting a people-first, responsible approach to conservation, with an emphasis on free enterprise

Cold Climate Housing Research Center

  • Industry-based, nonprofit corporation created to facilitate the development, use, and testing of energy-efficient, durable, healthy, and cost-effective building technologies for people living in circumpolar regions around the globe.

Independent Petroleum Association of America Energy Workforce Education Center

  • The IPAA Energy Workforce Education Center supports energy education outreach in four broad areas:some text
    • High School Exploring Energy Program
    • Consulting Services (National and International)
    • Virtual and In-house Oil & Gas Courses*
    • Industry-focused eLearning Online Courses*

Launch Alaska

  • Invests in startups in the food, water, transportation, and energy industries
  • Emphasis on clean energy and sustainability

National Energy Education Development

  • NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students.

National Energy Foundation

  • Energy utilities and organizations partner with NEF to address critical topics such as efficiency, safety and electric transportation.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is transforming energy through research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory delivers scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs needed to realize solutions in energy and national security and provide economic benefit to the nation.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • PNNL research lays a foundation for innovations that advance sustainable energy through decarbonization and energy storage and enhance national security through nuclear materials and threat analyses. PNNL collaborates with academia in fundamental research and with industry to transition technologies to market.

Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)

  • Non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency (together, “clean energy”) in Alaska through collaboration, education, training, and advocacy.

Resource Development Council for Alaska

Southeast Conference

  • Partake in and support activities that promote strong economies, healthy communities, and a quality environment in southeast Alaska.
  • Eight committees focused on; Transportation, Energy, Marine Industry/Seafood, Tourism, Forestation, Mining, Economic Development, and Solid Waste.
  • Scholarship opportunities.

US Department of Energy

Resources & Programs

REAP’s Renewable Radio Podcast

UAF Bristol Bay Campus Occupational Endorsement in Sustainable Energy 

AK Energy Smart

  • AK EnergySmart (AKES) is a free Kindergarten through Adult curriculum that introduces Alaskans to energy sources, use, efficiency, and conservation.

Alaska Center for Energy and Power Utility Lecture Series

Alaska Craftsman Home Program

  • Alaska Craftsman Home Program was organized in 1988 for the charitable and educational purpose of promoting energy efficient buildings that are cost effective, healthy and durable.

Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference Virtual Pre-Conference Workshop Series (Topics Include Utility Decision-Making, Transmission and Distribution, and Investing in Emerging Energy Technology)

Free Short Course Through UAF: AlaskaX: The Resilient and Renewable Grid: How Microgrids are Revolutionizing Energy Systems

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Energy Efficiency Presentations

Alaska Regional Collaboration for Innovation and Commercialization Program (An Office of Naval Research Initiative)


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