2014 Rural Energy Conference

September 23rd-25th, 2014

Fairbanks, Alaska

The Event

The 2014 Rural Energy Conference will be held September 23rd-25th, 2014 at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The 2013 conference in Anchorage attracted almost 500 people from over 75 villages and towns in Alaska and beyond. The Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for Alaska's remote communities.

Building on the growing success, the Alaska Energy Authority and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power have joined forces again to organize and sponsor the 9th annual Alaska Rural Energy Conference.

To learn more about the variety of sessions offered download the 2014 Agenda.

New Keynote Speaker Confirmed for the 2014 Alaska Rural Energy Conference

Johnpaul Jones has been confirmed as a Keynote Speaker for the 2014 Alaska Rural Energy Conference

Johnpaul JonesThis year’s Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s Alaska Rural Energy Conference will host distinguished architect Johnpaul Jones as a keynote speaker.

Johnpaul Jones has had a 40-year career as an architect and is a founding partner of Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects. Earning his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1967, his design philosophy emerged from his Cherokee-Choctaw ancestors, which connects him to the natural world, animal world, spirit world, and human world.

Mr. Jones’ designs have won widespread acclaim for their reverence for the earth, for paying deep respect to regional architectural traditions and native landscapes, and for heightening understanding of indigenous people and cultures of America. Johnpaul has led the design of numerous cultural cent ers and museums with tribes spanning the North American continent, culminating in his 12-year engagement as overall lead design consultant for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

Photo by bainbridgeeartshumanities.org

Johnpaul Jones to receive National Humanities Medal from President Obama

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced on July 22, 2014 that Johnpaul Jones, 2014 REC Keynote Speaker, is among the ten awardees of the 2013 National Humanities Medal.

Our Mission

To create a forum for energy stakeholders to share ideas and information with the goal of promoting economic development, environmental sustainability and energy security for Alaskans.


  • Alaska Energy Authority
  • Alaska Center for Energy and Power
  • US DOE, Office of Indian Energy

Gigawatt Sponsors

  • NANA

Megawatt Sponsors

  • Bettisworth North
  • Doyon

and Friends

  • Alaska Power Association
  • Alaska Power & Telephone
  • Association of Village Council Presidents
  • Chugach Electric Association, Inc.
  • Coffman Engineers
  • CRW Engineering Group, LLC
  • Geographic Information Network of Alaska
  • Gray Stassel Engineering Inc.
  • INN Electric Cooperative
  • Intelligent Energy Systems, LLC
  • Interior Regional Housing Authority
  • Lifewater Engineering Company
  • Northern Power Systems
  • North Star Group
  • Paramount Supply Company
  • Planetary Power, Inc.
  • Practical Steam
  • Regulatory Commission of Alaska
  • RS Technologies
  • Rural Alaska Fuel Services
  • Tantalus
  • USDA