Renewable energy in Alaska

The Power system of Igiugig on station in Kvichak River (Photo courtesy of ORPC)

From hydropower to solar energy, renewable and alternative energy projects are taking root statewide. What kind of impact can these projects have on energy costs and sustainability for communities around Alaska? What are the challenges — and emerging opportunities — when it comes to developing new power sources in the Land of the Midnight Sun? We’ll discuss the state’s renewable and alternative energy industry on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Kirsten Swann

  • Chris Rose, executive director, Renewable Energy Alaska Project
  • Gwen Holdmann, director, Alaska Center for Energy and Power


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Kirsten Swann is a producer and reporter for Alaska Public Media.

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