2016 Rural Energy Conference

April 26-28, 2016

Fairbanks, Alaska

The Event

The 2016 Rural Energy Conference will be held April 26th-28th, 2016 at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The 2014 conference in Fairbanks attracted almost 400 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 10th annual Alaska Rural Energy Conference.

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.


2016 REC Presentations

2016 REC Photos

2016 Program Agenda

2016 Agenda by Track

Tribal Workshop - Maximizing Federal Opportunities

A tribal workshop will be available to attend on Monday, April 25th at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center. The workshop is an all day event and will be open to attendees of the Alaska Rural Energy Conference. View the draft agenda.

Islanded Grid Wind Power Workshop

Join the Renewable Energy Alaska Project and others for a reception and workshop following the Alaska Rural Energy Conference. Attendees will be able to learn, network, and share information on wind systems in island and islanded grid environments through expert panel discussions, stakeholder dialogue, and training. Learn more.


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

Gigawatt Sponsors

  • Nana

Megawatt Sponsors

  • ABB Inc.
  • Denali Commission
  • Doyon Limited
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough

and Friends

  • AHFC
  • Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
  • Alaska Rammed Earth Technologies
  • Coffman Engineers
  • Electro Industries
  • Energy & Resource Economics
  • E-Rational
  • INN Electric Cooperative
  • Intelligent Energy Systems
  • Kotzebue Electric Association
  • Kwaan Energy
  • Nortech
  • Renewable Energy Systems of Alaska
  • Rural Alaska Fuel Services
  • The Comforts of Home, LLC
  • UniEnergy Technologies, LLC