Multi-community Energy Perspectives from the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative
Meera Kohler, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC), offers insights and lessons learned drawn from AVEC’s rich experience base of community engagement, renewable energy resource assessment, system upgrades, fuel transport and storage, operator training, remote location logistics, and electric utility cooperative management.

With operations in 58 locations throughout rural Alaska, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative covers the largest area of any retail electric cooperative in the world. AVEC meets the diverse energy needs of these communities using diesel generators, heat recovery systems, wind turbines, and interties. And, AVEC is currently leading a multi-organization team in the design and deployment of a “grid bridge system” that will maximize leverage of renewable energy resources and significantly reduce reliance on imported diesel, with the potential for replication in locations across the arctic.

Jul 25, 2019 09:00 AM in Alaska

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