2014 Rural Energy Conference

September 23rd-25th, 2014

Fairbanks, Alaska

2013 REC Conference Presentations

Authors Title Keywords
Peter Bibb 3 Essential Ingredients You Need for Licensing Hydro, Hydroelectric, Gartina Falls, Allison Creek, Pelican Hydro, Alaska
Alan Baldivieso A Brief Overview of AK Geothermal Resources, Ongoing Projects and Resource Ownership Geothermal, Alaska, Geo
Phil Koontz A Community Wood Heat Project for Galena: How We Got From There to Here Feasibility, Assessment, hydro database, community, wood, heat, Galena, North West Arctic, Wind, Concept design
Alec Mesdag Adding Tools to the Demand Side Management Toolbox Demand, Demand Side, Management, Online Application, tools, Toolbox, RePower, Southeast
Courtney Munson Addressing School Energy Use Through Energy Curriculum and User Engagement Reducing, Water, Sewer, Sewer systems, Rural Alaska, school, curriculum, assessing
Colin Craven Advances in Heat Pump Technology for Cold Climates Heat, Pumps, Southeast Alaska, Air Source, Seawater heat pumps, Summit Lake Lodge
Sara Fisher-Goad AEA's Programs & How They Impact Rates Utility, Rates, Demystified, Pay
Ben Saylor and Ginny Fay Alaska's Energy Data Gateway Data, Gateway, Alaska
Alejandra Villalobo Melendez Alaska's Energy Statistics: What We Know Numbers, Alaska
John Duhamel Allison Creek Hydroelectric Project Hydro, Hydroelectric, Gartina Falls, Allison Creek, Pelican Hydro,
Dan Reitz ANTHC Biomass Projects in the Interior and Other Regions Biomass, ANTHC, Kotzebue, Waste, Thorne Bay School, GarnPac, Cord, Wood, Cord wood
Dustin Madden Assessing Energy Use in Alaska Schools Reducing, Water, Sewer, Sewer systems, Rural Alaska, school, curriculum, assessing
Brent Petrie AVEC Transmission Planning Process Transmission Line, Clustering , Concepts, Barrow, AVEC Interties,Line, Lines, Atqasuk
Barrow to Atqasuk Transmission Line Transmission Line, Clustering , Concepts, Barrow, AVEC Interties,Line, Lines, Atqasuk
David Pelunis-Messier Benefis of Demand-Side Management and Village Wide Efficiency Projects for Generator Diesel Use Reduction Village Efficiency Opportunitites
Bartz Englishoe Benefits of Propane for Rural Alaska Propane, Alaska
Rich Stromberg Best Practices in Wind Energy Feasibility and Concept Design Feasibility, Assessment, hydro database, community, wood, heat, Galena, North West Arctic, Wind, Concept design
Meera Kohler Bringing Railbelt System Concepts to Rural Alaska Railbelt, Chugach, Power Plant, Fire Island, Eva Creek, Susitna-Watana, Fire, Eva
Jodi Mitchell Business Development: Heat Utilities and Recovered Heat Heat, Heat recovery, Organic Rankine Cycle, ORC, Alaska
Steve Colt Capturing Opportunities for Energy Efficiency: How Are We Doing? Village, Efficiency, Opportunities, Rural Subsistence transportation, Demand Side Management
Frank Avezac Cordova Gas Utility Propane, Alaska
Rashi Bates Data for Troubleshooting and Preventative Maintenance Performance, Analysis, Troubleshooting, Data, Preventive Maintenance, Data Management, Utility
Marc Mueller-Stoffels Define, Gather, Store and Analyze the Data Remote, Remote Monitoring, Case studies, SCADA, metering
Kate McKeown Demand Side Management Through Online Application Demand, Demand Side, Management, Online Application, tools, Toolbox, RePower, Southeast
Ingemar Mathiasson Developing Alternate Energy Projects in the North West Arctic Feasibility, Assessment, hydro database, community, wood, heat, Galena, North West Arctic, Wind, Concept design
Alan Baldivieso EETF Round 1: Current Projects EETF, Emerging Energy Technology, Ultra, Generators, Diesel, Alaska
Toby Schworer Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Rural Subsistence Transportation Village, Efficiency, Opportunities, Rural Subsistence transportation, Demand Side Management
Cady Lister Energy Efficiency Programs for Rural Alaska: Success Stories and Future Funding Opportunities Village, Efficiency, Opportunities, Rural Subsistence transportation, Demand Side Management
Jason Hoke Energy Planning for the Ahtna Region Environmental, Impacts , strategies, sustained, biomass, geotechnical implications, climate, permafrost
Patricia Murphy Energy Planning for the Calista Region REC, Rural, Energy, Realities, Planning, Statewide Policies
Ingemar Mathiasson Energy Planning for the NANA Region Environmental, Impacts, strategies, sustained, biomass, geotechnical implications, climate, permafrost
Gene Therriault Energy Policy Development Environmental, Impacts , strategies, sustained, biomass, geotechnical implications, climate, permafrost
Alan Mitchell Energy Savings Through Efficient Operations and Maintenance Efficient, Energy, Operations, Maintenance, Utility Conservation
Steve Stassel EPA Regulations for Diesel Power Systems Diesel, Generation, Powerhouse
Mike Wright Eva Creek Wind Project Update Railbelt, Chugach, Power Plant, Fire Island, Eva Creek, Susitna-Watana, Fire, Eva
Wim Robbertsen EWT Turbine Performance in Alaska Wind, Pillar Mountain, Turbines, Battery system, Wind Diesel, EWT Turbine
Ben Beste Examples and Case Studies of Remote Monitoring Remote, Remote Monitoring, Case studies, SCADA, metering
Monty Worthington False Pass Assessment Ocean, River, Power, Conversion, Statewide, Debris Yakutat, Wave power, wave, Alaska
Peter Crimp Feasibility Assessment: Linking Ideas to Final Design Feasibility, Assessment, hydro database, community, wood, heat, Galena, North West Arctic, Wind, Concept design
Mark Leary Financing Harvesting Operations Biomass, resources, financing, harvesting, operations, resource assessment, land ownership, short rotation, forestry, pellet
Ethan Schutt Fire Island Wind Project Update Railbelt, Chugach, Power Plant, Fire Island, Eva Creek, Susitna-Watana, Fire, Eva
Sean Skaling Five Years of Renewable Energy Fund Renewable, Fund
David Pelunis-Messier Galena Solar PV and Other Interior Alaska Solar Projects Solar, Alaska
John Thornley, Brenton Savikko, Golder & Associates Geotechnical Implications of Climate Impacts in Permafrost Environmental, Impacts , strategies, sustained, biomass, geotechnical implications, climate, permafrost
Keith Henn How to Make Biomass-to-Energy Work in Rural Towns of Alaska, Kotzebue Waste-to-Energy Biomass, ANTHC, Kotzebue, Waste, Thorne Bay School, GarnPac, Cord, Wood, Cord wood
Bill Thompson Impacts of Wind Generation on Rural Power Grids with Dispatchable Loads Wind, Generation,VAR,Unalakleet, Kokhanok, Alaska
Brian Gray Integration of Alternative Heat Sources Into Your Heat Recovery System - Simplicity Rules! Heat, HeatRECovery, Organic Rankine Cycle, ORC, Alaska
John Lyons Integration of Renewable Energy in Kokhanok Grid, Power, Unalakleet, Kokhanok, Alaska
John Nichols Lessons Learned: Rural Water Systems & Operational Efficiency Lessons, Efficient, Maintenance, RAMP, Operations, School
Diwakar Vadapalli Local Perceptions of Wind-Diesel Projects Wind, Pillar Mountain, Turbines, Battery system, Wind Diesel, EWT Turbine
David Lockard Overview of Solar PV and Thermal Projects in Alaska Solar, Alaska
David Lockard Pelican Hydro: Rebuilding and Upgrading a 70 Year-Old Rural Alaskan Hydro Project Hydro, Hydroelectric, Gartina Falls, Allison Creek, Pelican Hydro, Alaska
Chad Schumacher Pellet Resources in Alaska Biomass, resources, financing, harvesting, operations, resource assessment, land ownership, short rotation, forestry, pellet
Darron Scott Pillar Mountain Phase 2 Wind Turbines and Battery System Wind, Pillar Mountain, Turbines, Battery system, Wind Diesel, EWT Turbine
Larry Morris Planning, Operations and Maintenance of School Facilities for Energy and Utility Conservation Lessons, Efficient, Maintenance, RAMP, Operations, School
Brenda Cox & Claire Knudsen-Latta Power Cost Equalization (PCE) Basics Utility, Rates, Impact Rates
Dean Strait RAMP: Rural Alaska Maintenance Program, Operations and Maintenance of Our Public Investments in Buildings and Infrastructure Lessons, Efficient, Maintenance, RAMP, Operations, School
Carl Remley Reducing the Cost of Water and Sewer Systems in Rural Alaska Reducing, Water, Sewer, Sewer systems, Rural Alaska, school, curriculum
Elaine Brown Regional Transmission Line Clustering Concepts Transmission Line, Clustering , Concepts, Barrow, AVEC Interties,Line, Lines, Atqasuk
Alan Fetters Remote Monitoring Overview Remote, Remote Monitoring, Case studies, SCADA, metering
Earl Ausman Renewable Hydro Construction in Eagle River Hydro, Hydroelectric, Gartina Falls, Allison Creek, Pelican Hydro, Alaska
Chris Rose RePower Southeast! REC, Rural, Energy, Demand Side, Management, Toolbox, Repower, Southeast
Clare Doig Resource Assessments and Land Ownership Biomass, resources, financing, harvesting, operations, resource assessment, land ownership, short rotation, forestry, pellet
Gwen Holdmann Results of Pilgrim Hot Springs Project to Date and Options for Future Work Geothermal, Alaska
Lorie Dilley Results of Tenakee Inlet Hot Springs, A Conceptual Model Geothermal, Alaska
Alan Baldivieso River In-Stream Energy Conversion Projects and Statewide Assessment Ocean, River, Power, Conversion, Statewide, Debris Yakutat, Wave power, wave, Alaska
Monty Worthington Round 0 & Round 1 Project: ORPC RivGen Commercialization Project Update EETF, Emerging Energy Technology, Ultra, Generators, Diesel, Alaska
Jason Meyer Round 0: Emerging Energy Technology Grant Fund EETF, Emerging Energy Technology, Ultra, Generators, Diesel, Alaska
Seraphim McGann Round 1 Project: Ultra-Efficient Generators and Diesel Electric Propulsion EETF, Emerging Energy Technology, Ultra, Generators, Diesel, Alaska
Andy Baker Seawater Heat Pumps: Options for District Heating and an Alaska Sea Life Center Update Heat, Pumps, Southeast Alaska, Air Source, Seawater heat pumps, Summit Lake Lodge
Val Barber Short Rotation Forestry Biomass, resources, financing, harvesting, operations, resource assessment, land ownership, short rotation, forestry, pellet
Vanessa Stevens Southeast Alaska Air Source Heat Pumps: Technology Assessment - A Review of Findings Heat, Pumps, Southeast Alaska, Air Source, Seawater heat pumps, Summit Lake Lodge
Brian Hirsch Stories from the War Zone: Planning, Installing, and (not always) Maintaining Solar Energy Systems in Alaska Solar, Alaska
Glenn Juday Strategies for Sustained Biomass Production in Alaska's Changing Environment Environmental, Impacts , strategies, sustained, biomass, geotechnical implications, climate, permafrost
John Lower Summit Lake Lodge Project Review Heat, Pumps, Southeast Alaska, Air Source, Seawater heat pumps, Summit Lake Lodge
Wayne Dyok Susitna-Watana Update Railbelt, Chugach, Power Plant, Fire Island, Eva Creek, Susitna-Watana, Fire, Eva
Audrey Alstrom The Alaska Hydro Database: A Tool for Feasibility Assessment Feasibility, Assessment, hydro database, community, wood, heat, Galena, North West Arctic, Wind, Concept design
Jack Schmid The Debris Problems for River In-Stream Energy Conversion in Alaska Ocean, River, Power, Conversion, Statewide, Debris, Yakutat
Will Fraser The Economic and Community Benefits of Heat Recovery Heat, HeatRECovery, Organic Rankine Cycle, ORC, Alaska, Fraiser
Bill Stamm The Growing Use of Advanced Metering and SCADA in Power Plant Operations Remote, Remote Monitoring, Case studies, SCADA, metering
Paul Risse The New Chugach Power Plant Railbelt, Chugach, Power Plant, Fire Island, Eva Creek, Susitna-Watana, Fire, Eva
Paul Fuhs The Potential of Propane for Rural Alaska Propane, Alaska
Daisy Huang & Vamshi Avadhanula The Reality of Organic Rankine Cycle Application in Alaska Heat, HeatRECovery, Organic Rankine Cycle, ORC, Alaska
Sandra Moller The Role Diesel Generation Plays in Rural Alaska Diesel, Powerhouse
Tim Sandstrom The Rural Power System Upgrade (RPSU) List, Where Does My Community Appear? Diesel, Generation, Powerhouse
Jonathan Fitzpatrick Thorne Bay School GarnPac and Cordwood Systems Biomass, ANTHC, Kotzebue, Waste, Thorne Bay School, GarnPac, Cord, Wood, Cord wood
John Lower Summit Lake Lodge Project Review Heat Pumps
Steve Gilbert Using Data to Make Utility Management Decisions Performance, Analysis, Troubleshooting, Data, Preventive Maintenance, Data Management, Utility
Alan Fetters VAR Control and Integration of Wind in Unalakleet Grid, Power, Unalakleet, Kokhanok, Alaska
Gwen Holdmann Why We Care About Data Management Performance, Analysis, Troubleshooting, Data, Preventive Maintenance, Data Management, Utility
Josh Craft Wind Modeling for Integrated Wind Project Integration, renewable, diesel, Energy, Wind Fail
Rich Stromberg Wind Project Update Wind, Pillar Mountain, Turbines, Battery system, Wind Diesel, EWT Turbine