Press Releases

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September 21, 2021
The Alaska Energy Authority and FreeWire Technologies Unveil Alaska’s First Ultrafast Electric Vehicle Charging Station
(Homer) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and FreeWire Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and power solutions, will host a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. on September 23 at AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse & Tavern in Homer, Alaska to commemorate the commissioning of the first of nine EV fast-charging stations to be installed on a statewide network and the very first ultrafast EV charger in Alaska. AEA’s goal is to implement a fully operational fast-charging corridor by Summer 2022.

June 14, 2021
AEA Awards Nearly $1 Million for Nine EV Fast-Charging Stations
(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) awarded nearly $1 million in grants to support the installation of eight Level 2 (L2) electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations and 15 Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations at nine locations across Alaska.

February 23, 2021
AEA Issues Request for Qualifications to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across Alaska
(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Suppliers. All responses to the RFQ must be submitted to AEA no later than 4 p.m. on March 8.

January 5, 2021
AEA West Fork Upper Battle Creek Diversion Project to Receive Top Honors for 2021 ACEC of Montana Engineering Excellence
(Anchorage) — The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is pleased to announce the American Council of Engineering Companies of Montana (ACEC of Montana) has selected the West Fork Upper Battle Creek Diversion (WFUBCD) Project for the 2021 Montana Grand Project Award.

December 17, 2020
AEA Completes Acquisition of Homer Electric Association’s 115-kV Transmission Line
(Anchorage) – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) today has completed its previously announced acquisition of a Homer Electric Association (HEA) transmission asset for $17 million that runs between the Sterling Substation and the Quartz Creek Substation (SSQ Line) on Kenai Lake.

December 10, 2020
Denali Commission, U.S. Forest Service, and AEA Announce Over $1 Million in Funding for Biomass Projects in Rural Communities
(Anchorage) – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA), along with Federal partner agencies the Denali Commission and the U.S. Forest Service, announce a cooperative effort to invest $1,037,000 with over $400,000 in community matching funds in state-of-the-art district wood heating systems in three rural Alaska communities.

September 16, 2020
AEA Awarded $21 Million BUILD Grant for Anchorage Airport Project
(Anchorage) – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) has been awarded a $21 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to participate in construction of a cargo storage and warehouse facility at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

August 27, 2020
AEA Completes Battle Creek Diversion Project at Bradley Lake Hydro 
(Anchorage) – On Tuesday, August 25, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project near Homer to celebrate its completion of the West Fork Upper Battle Creek Diversion project.

August 6, 2020
AEA Board Supports Purchase of Soldotna-Quartz Creek Transmission Line
(Anchorage) – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) Board of Directors moved toward improving the reliability of the Railbelt bulk power system and decreasing costs for Alaska’s Railbelt ratepayers.

July 20, 2020
Application Period Opens for Renewable Energy Fund Grants
The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) on Monday announced it is seeking applications for Renewable Energy Fund (REF) grants to help Alaskans reduce the cost of energy through the development of renewable energy projects.

February 25, 2020
AEA Announces Volkswagen Settlement School Bus Grant
(Anchorage) - The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is pleased to announce that eight school districts will receive approximately $4.4 million to replace 33 older diesel school buses with new cleanburning buses under the Volkswagen (VW) Settlement School Bus Replacement Program.

November 15, 2019
AEA Finances Alaska's Largest Solar Project
(Anchorage) - The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is pleased to announce that the Willow Solar Farm Expansion project, financed through the Authority’s Power Project Fund (PPF) loan program, is expected to come online in December.

October 14, 2019
AEA Annonces Village Energy Efficiency Grant Awards
(Anchorage) - The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is pleased to announce that 47 rural Alaska communities from across the state have been selected to receive funding under a new Village Energy Efficiency Program (VEEP) initiative that is supported with a $1 million grant from Wells Fargo.

January 22, 2019
Alaska Energy Authority Names New Executive Director
(Anchorage) - The The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) Board announces the appointment of Curtis W. Thayer as AEA Executive Director.