ACEP At A Glance
Alaska Center for Energy & Power introduces 'ACEP At A Glance' a report on current power & energy research projects occuring within the State of Alaska.
Alaska Center for Energy and Power At A Glance 路 2012 Contents Overview Facilities Projects Partners Students Education Outreach Advisors Affiliates p2 p4 p8 p 11 p 12 p 14 p 15 p 16 p 17 ACEP is housed under the Institute of Northern Engineering and College of Engineering and Mines at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. UAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. ÂŠ January 2012. This page: photo by Dick Benoit. P. 1, left to right: Patrick Endres/AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com (2); Kirk Hardcastle, ACEP; UAF photos by Todd Paris (2) Testing ACEP Mission This page: photo by Dick Benoit. P. 1, left to right: Patrick Endres/AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com (2); Kirk Hardcastle, ACEP; UAF photos by Todd Paris (2) ACEP conducts applied energy research to enable practical, cost-effective, and innovative solutions for Alaska’s energy challenges for the benefit of its residents, communities and businesses. ACEP Values Pragmatism Integrity Teamwork Agility Professionalism We seek solutions that make both technical and economic sense for Alaska. Integrity and quality in our research are our most critical assets’ ACEP works as a team with people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of expertise to fully understand and address challenges. We can quickly assemble skilled research teams in a wide array of subjects by tapping a wide range of existing expertise among our partners inside and outside the university. ACEP’s client-driven culture demands efficient project management, performance metrics and a corresponding tracking and reporting system, and rapid dissemination of results. An eye to the future Through relevant research, outreach and workforce development, we are helping build the future of energy in Alaska. 1 ACEP Overview Applied energy research for Alaska and be The Alaska Center for Energy and Power is an applied energy research program based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. With over 25 affiliated faculty, 14 dedicated staff, and a wide range of established partnerships, ACEP can quickly assemble a high-caliber research team to address key questions facing Alaska, the nation, and the world. Priorities Community Energy Solutions Creating affordable, reliable energy solutions for communities, especially in rural Alaska where diesel fuel and energy failures come at a high cost. Powering the Economy Investigating the development of stranded energy resources and remote energy systems to benefit in-state industries that spur economic growth. The Energyfield of the Future Developing innovative uses for existing fossil fuel infrastructure and researching options for carbon sequestration, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and smart field operations within existing production fields. Products Information ACEP minimizes risk by providing decision makers with objective, accurate and reliable information to allow them to make informed, cost-effective, and pragmatic energy decisions for Alaska. Technology ACEP tests and develops new technologies that can address Alaska’s energy challenges. Prepared, Professional Workforce ACEP educates the workforce of tomorrow by involving students in critical research roles, and through our extensive outreach efforts focused on young Alaskans. “ACEP has been a key partner for energy projects in our region. Their accessibility, knowledge and professionalism in exploring energy options—whether large or small—has been very helpful and we appreciate their efforts.” Paul Ivanoff III, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation 2 and beyond ACEP Funding Sources FY11* (July 2010 – June 2011) • Total 30 projects combined ACEP projects span a broad • $18 million in external funding • $500,000 base funding from State of Alaska US Department of Energy $7,262,038 39% Denali Commission $1,925,744 11% range of renewable and fossil Other $769,583 4% US Department of Defense $2,912,685 16% Alaska Energy Authority $3,186,164 17% Private $1,884,565 10% Tribal $602,876 3% Funding facts about ACEP • Every $1 invested by the State of Alaska in ACEP generated more than $15 in awarded grants and contracts in FY11. energy technologies, from small community resource assessments to multi-million dollar program initiatives. ACEP focuses on areas where Alaska can play a significant leadership role in technology development, and works with a variety of funding partners. • ACEP is almost entirely funded through competitive awards and contracts. • 65% of ACEP’s projects serve specific needs of rural and tribal communities in Alaska. • More than 50% of the dollars brought in through ACEP projects are designated for our research partners in other departments within the University of Alaska system. *ACEP base funding was increased to $750,000 for FY12. Some projects span multiple years. 3 ACEP Testing Facilities Hybrid applications laboratory ACEPâ€™s testbeds provide a unique opportunity to test equipment and new software in a controlled setting to lower costs to industry and reduce risk to villages and remote locations. With over 300 remote communities whose reliance on diesel or diesel hybrid power results in some of the highest energy costs in the nation, Alaska has a strong interest in improving performance of both new and existing systems. To address this need, ACEP has established the Hybrid Applications Laboratory for testing hardware and software components within an integrated grid system. Designed for maximum flexibility, this system is capable of testing a wide range of islanded microgrid and distributed generation scenarios, as well as the performance of individual components. Examples include next generation utility energy storage such as innovative battery systems and flywheel technology, diesel off operation, power electronics development and testing, and model verification. 4 Instrument & Control Panel Optional Component Inverter Flywheel C Permanent testbed components • 100kW wind turbine simulator (3-phase 480 VAC 60 Hz input motor coupled to a 3-phase 480 VAC 60 Hz output induction generator) Load Bank Diesel Generator Set Wind Turbine Simulator motor generator set • Grid-forming Energy Storage Power Converter (200 kva 480 VAC 60 Hz) • MatLab/Simulink model of diesel generator, inverter, battery and primary loads • Ability to connect with Diesel Engine Testbed to test various arrangements of distribution grid models and interoperability scenarios next generation Battery • Programmable load bank to simulate actual village or industrial loads (280 kW) • Lead acid battery bank (336 VDC, 896 Ah) • Hybrid system supervisory controller and high resolution data acquisition capabilities From left: UAF photo by Todd Paris; Gwen Holdmann, ACEP (2); illustration by Roger Topp. Optional Component Additional Generation Source 5 ACEP Testing Facilities diesel generator testbed primary diesel generator 125 kW, electronically controlled Detroit Diesel gen-set coupled to a 250 kW/208 VAC programmable load bank that simulates a community load. In-house emissions analysis CO, O2, NOx, and SO2 with planned particulate monitoring equipment. Data acquisition Key performance metrics include • fuel flow • intake air mass flow • electrical output • intake air temperatures and pressures at each stage • coolant temperatures • engine vibration data • real time combustion pressures • exhaust temperature • ambient air temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure 6 This page, from top: Patrick Endres/AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com; UAF photo by Todd Paris. P. 7, from left: UAF photo by Todd Paris; illustration by Roger Topp. Established in 2003, ACEP’s Diesel Generator Testbed has been used to measure diesel engine efficiency, waste heat recovery options, bio-fuels, synthetic fuels, and fuel additives. ACEP’s Energy Technology Laboratory is capable of housing up to three diesel generators. The testbed was built to allow maximum flexibility for quickly swapping generators of various sizes to support in support short or long term testing needs. Tanana river Hydrokinetic Test Site This page, from top: Patrick Endres/AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com; UAF photo by Todd Paris. P. 7, from left: UAF photo by Todd Paris; illustration by Roger Topp. hy·dro·ki·net·ic en·er·gy noun. Extracting energy directly from moving water without use of a dam or diversion channel. Hydrokinetic test site features • Permitted location for testing hydrokinetic devices With many of Alaska’s communities located along major waterways or near tidal basins, there is significant interest from developers, utilities and communities to develop Alaska’s hydrokinetic power resource. • Equipment, instruments and experienced engineers to conduct or support testing projects and interpretation of test results. To facilitate development of a hydrokinetic power industry in Alaska, ACEP established the Tanana River Hydrokinetic Test Site in Nenana, Alaska, to test hydrokinetic power-generating devices and technology under realistic Alaskan river conditions. • An anchoring point installed in the river channel for mooring devices and technology undergoing testing. Researchers use the test site to define ways hydrokinetic turbines and aspects of the river interact, including fish, debris, sediment transport and icing. Information collected from these studies will be used by hydrokinetic developers to improve their designs, and by Alaska’s permitting agencies to inform their decision making process.. • Detailed characterization of river bathymetry, current flow (including power density and turbulence), fish population, bed-load and suspended sediment transport, and riverbed conditions. Site Support Services “Baseline hydrokinetic fish studies such as those done at UAF reduce the risks to both industry and the resource, leverage our existing fisheries knowledge, and help promote both hydrokinetic development and sciencebased fisheries management.” Jim Durst, Habitat Biologist, Alaska Nenana is served by major rail and highway infrastructure and offers a variety of technical services to deploy, recover, and modify or repair devices under test (e.g., welding, tugs, barges, and a dock-operated crane). Major industrial services and an international airport are available in Fairbanks, 60 miles north of Nenana. Department of Fish and Game 7 Energy solutions for Alaska ACEP is engaged in projects ranging from resource assessments and integration of renewable energy generation, to improving the way we utilize fossil fuels. Community energy solutions Pilgrim Hot Springs Geothermal Exploration Conventional geothermal resource exploration can be an expensive proposition in remote locations. ACEP and Geophysical Institute researchers are testing an innovative remote sensing technique for assessing low temperature geothermal resources. By quickly estimating the amount of heat available, an affordable, albeit preliminary, assessment of the economic viability of developing a project can be made. This method is being tested at Pilgrim Hot Springs near Nome, the largest identified geothermal resource in the Central Alaska Hot Springs Belt. Project funding Department of Energy · Alaska Energy Authority Renewable Energy Fund Project Partners Unaatuq LLC · Mary’s Igloo Native Corporation · Bering Straits Native Corporation “ACEP was great to work with and made every effort to include the local knowledge gleaned from our people’s thousand years of dwelling in the area while providing timely and usable scientific input back to Mary’s Igloo Native Corporation so we could make informed modern decisions for our community, shareholders, and future generations.” Dora Hughes, Mary’s Igloo Native Corporation 8 This page: photo by Dick Benoit; inset photo by Markus Mager. P. 9, clockwise from left: Gwen Holdmann, ACEP; Mike Craft; Julie Estey, ACEP. ACEP Projects This page: photo by Dick Benoit; inset photo by Markus Mager. P. 9, clockwise from left: Gwen Holdmann, ACEP; Mike Craft; Julie Estey, ACEP. Community energy solutions Making Wind Work for Alaska There are more than 20 wind projects serving Alaska’s communities with many more planned. Alaska is a world leader in the development of islanded wind hybrid systems. energy field of the future Coal to Liquids and Gas to Liquids Like most of the world, Alaska depends upon liquid fuels for all modes of transportation. In addition, liquid fuel provides heat for most residents outside of the Anchorage area. ACEP is part of an interdisciplinary team modeling the feasibility of a coal-to-liquids or gas-to-liquids plant in Alaska, and comparing those results with other proposed infrastructure development projects around the state. The study is funded by the U.S. Air Force in part because of the challenges of providing a secure source of aviation fuel to remote locations, such as their Alaskan Air Force Bases. Project funding Air Force Research Laboratory · Air Force Office of Scientific Research ACEP, together with partners at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), is leading a three year multi-disciplinary effort to develop an inter-campus Center of Excellence in wind-diesel hybrid technologies. This program conducts research addressing the technological challenges of wind development as well as the social, economic, and political challenges that accompany, and sometimes hinder, deployment of such systems. Program funding Department of Energy EPSCoR award Project partners Alaska Energy Authority Denali Commission National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sandia National Laboratory University of Alaska team of researchers and advisors sponsored through the US DOE EPSCoR program 9 ACEP Projects community energy solutions Small Modular Nuclear Energy Heat Utilization Small modular nuclear reactors have been discussed for possible Alaskan applications for some time. Together with partners at the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research, ACEP completed a comprehensive assessment of the technology, its potential for meeting various Alaskan related energy challenges, and an approximate time frame the technology could become commercially available for Alaskan use. Due to the high cost of fuel in villages, diesel generators are expensive to operate. Improvements in generation efficiency present an opportunity to save money on the part of rural utilities and their customers. One possible way to increase overall efficiency is to capture and utilize the waste heat produced by the diesel generators. Project funding State of Alaska Project partners U.S. Department of Energy Waste heat utilization can be accomplished using an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), which can generate power from a low quality industrial waste heat source. Small ORC devices that fit village-sized gen-sets are new to the market and ACEP has been assessing options for applying these systems to Alaskan applications. ACEP is currently testing an ORC device at the UAF power plant which, if successful, could increase the efficiency of power plants throughout the state. Project funding Alaska Energy Authority 路 Denali Commission 路 Department of Environmental Conservation 路 Environmental Protection Agency Project partner Tanana Chiefs Conference 10 UAF photos by Todd Paris Powering the Economy ACEP Partners ACEP fosters a wide range of partnerships outside the university at the local, state, national and international levels to ensure our research is relevant, current and world class. Alaska Energy Authority ACEP partners with AEA across a broad range of energy technologies and programs, from diesel performance and efficiency to biomass, wind, geothermal, and hydrokinetic energy. Recently, ACEP and AEA have collaborated on targeted state-funded projects to evaluate how systems are performing and determine best practices. UAF photos by Todd Paris Cold Climate Housing Research Center CCHRC research focuses on small-scale energy solutions for the built environment, which complements ACEP’s focus on community and industry-scale projects and technologies. CCHRC and ACEP recently partnered on a statewide analysis of ground source heat pumps to analyze performance of existing commercial and residential systems in Alaska. Collaborating with the best Denali Commission In 2010, ACEP worked closely with the Denali Commission to develop a pilot grant program designed to fund development of emerging energy technologies that have applications in Alaska. Today, ACEP manages the contracts for 11 projects under this program and provides performance data and analysis for each project. This successful pilot program encouraged the Alaska Legislature to create and fund the State of Alaska Emerging Energy Technology Fund. United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) The Air Force shares several goals with the state of Alaska including delivering reliable, affordable power to remote locations and exploring options to diversify our fuel supply. AFRL has requested ACEP’s involvement with several studies, including an assessment of developing a coal to liquids power plant as well as vehicles fueled by alternative methods. Tanana Chiefs Conference This partnership matches the public service mission of TCC with the technical and engineering expertise of ACEP to realize sustainable energy solutions for the 42 member tribes of TCC. Through our jointly funded Rural Energy Specialist, TCC and ACEP have brought in millions of dollars for Interior Alaska projects. A current list of ACEP partners is available at www.uaf.edu/acep/ ABS Alaskan Air Force Research Laboratory AK Department of Environmental Conservation AK Department of Labor AK Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Alaska Energy Authority Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Alaska Power and Telephone Alaska Small Business Development Center Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Alaska Wood Energy Development Task Group Allakaket Tribal Council Anvik Tribal Council Arctic Energy Office, Department of Energy Battelle Bean Ridge Native Corporation Bering Straits Native Corporation Birch Creek Tribal Council BP Bureau of Land Management BIA, Energy and Mineral Dev. Program Chalkyitsik Tribal Council Chena Hot Springs Chena Power Chugach National Forest City of Tanana City of Tenakee Springs City of Ruby City of Galena City of Holy Cross City of Nikolai City of Hughes City of Anvik Cold Climate Housing Research Center Cordova Electric Cooperative Denali Commission DOE Tribal Energy Program Doyon, Ltd Eielson Airforce Base Electratherm Elim Tribal Council Energy Concepts Energy Efficiency Evaluations Environmental Protection Agency Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation Fairbanks North Star Borough Fort Yukon Tribal Council Galena Interior Learning Academy Galena School District Galena Tribal Council Golden Valley Electric Association Holy Cross Tribal Council HOMER Energy Hughes Tribal Council Huslia Tribal Council Inside Passage Electric Cooperative Interior Regional Housing Authority Institute of the North Jacobs Engineering Juneau Economic Development Corporation Kaltag Tribal Council Kawerak Kodiak Electric Association Koyukuk Tribal Council Kozebue Electric Association Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Louden Tribal Council Maine Maritime Academy Manley Hot Springs Tribal Council Mary’s Igloo Native Corporation Marsh Creek Energy Systems McGrath Tribal Council McKinley Services Minto Tribal Council NANA Corporation Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation Northern Power Nulato Tribal Council Ocean Renewable Power Company Polarconsult Alaska, Inc PowerCorp Prudent Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Energy Technology Laboratory Nikolai Tribal Council Nome Joint Utility Services Renewable Energy Alaska Project Ruby Tribal Council Sandia National Laboratory Sealaska Shell Wind Siemens Building Technologies Simbol Mining Southern Methodist University Stanford University Susitna Energy Systems Sustainable Automation Takotna Tribal Council Tanana Chiefs Conference Tanana Tribal Council Tanadgusik Corporation TDX Power Teck Cominco Terrasond Tetlin Tribal Council Unataaq, LLC University of Maine University of Massachusetts University of Washington USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service USGS Venetie Tribal Council Village of Eyak Village of Elim Western Community Energy WH Pacific 11 Preparing a professional workforce ACEP educates the workforce of tomorrow by involving graduate and undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in almost all of our research projects. Meet a few of our students here. Lisa Stowell Masters Student, Mechanical Engineering geothermal technologies Lisa grew up in Alaska and after receiving her undergraduate degree at UAF in mechanical engineering, she decided to continue her studies. Today, Lisa is involved in the Pilgrim Hot Springs geothermal project, working in the field and developing a model to calculate development potential of the site. Peter Illig Undergraduate Student, Geology Geothermal Exploration Peter is originally from Anchorage and is one of UAF’s top undergraduate geology students. He has been working with ACEP since his freshman year developing valuable skills on a variety of geothermal resource assessment projects. Dominique Pride PhD Student, Natural Resource Management Carbon sequestration Dominique has built a wide range of skills working with ACEP’s multi-disciplinary teams. She completed her MS in resource economics in 2010 and turned down an opportunity to go to law school on the East Coast to stay at UAF. P. 12, from left: UAF photo by Todd Paris; Patrick Endres/AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com (2). This page, from left: UAF photo by Todd Paris; courtesy Kyle Emery; UAF photo by Todd Paris ACEP Students “Siemens has a vested interest in the development of young Alaskan engineers. ACEP is an ideal partner for UA students, and we are pleased to support their efforts.” Ben LaRue, Siemens Building Technologies 12 P. 12, from left: UAF photo by Todd Paris; Patrick Endres/AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com (2). This page, from left: UAF photo by Todd Paris; courtesy Kyle Emery; UAF photo by Todd Paris Funding for student research is a critical need. Recent donations from BP and Siemens Building Technologies specifically for student research opportunities are key to RJ Stevens Masters Student, Computational Physics Small Nuclear Power, data analysis RJ grew up in Anchorage before moving to Fairbanks to complete his bachelors and masterâ€™s degrees. RJ is a member of Ahtna Native Corporation, and approached ACEP about joining our research program due to his interests in rural energy issues. Kyle Emery Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering involving students in our research programs. Emerging Energy Technologies Kyle grew up in Bethel and is currently a senior in Mechanical Engineering. Kyle has been involved in the technical analysis for our Denali Commission Emerging Energy Technology Grant Fund, and heâ€™s worked on a wide range of technologies to supplement his undergraduate course work. ner for that goal through their undergraduate research opportunities for 13 ACEP Education Inspiring the next generation ACEP reaches hundreds of Alaska’s K–12 youth each year through a variety of popular and growing programs. Classroom and Field Trip Experiences Wind for Schools and KidWind Challenge Energy Curriculum Development The Alaska Wind for Schools program uses wind power to raise awareness about energy issues among Alaska’s youth. This program is conducted in cooperation with Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In addition, ACEP hosts the annual KidWind Challenge, a highly popular wind turbine design contest for students in grades 6–12. ACEP provides K-12 outreach to classes upon request. Hands-on materials and engaging presentations provide students with the necessary background to understand energy production and engage their imagination in developing novel solutions for Alaska’s complex energy needs. Aligned with state and national standards, ACEP is developing an energy efficiency curriculum for use in K-12 classrooms across the state. Funded by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, this curriculum will give Alaskan youth an understanding of the high cost of power generation and the importance of taking measures to conserve energy at home and school. Department of Labor, Wind Training ACEP offers 1 credit University courses on wind energy in hub communities. These trainings provide an introduction to alternative power generation as a gateway to possible green energy career paths. This program focuses on young Alaskans ages 16–24. Each summer ACEP staff are immersed in week-long science camps for students and teachers, both through the Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) and Alaska Space Camp. These intensive hands-on courses allow participants to delve into more complex topics and encourages interest in science and technology concepts and careers. 14 This page, from top: Kat Keith, ACEP; courtesy of REAP. P. 15: Julie Estey, ACEP. Energy Summer Camps ACEP Outreach ACEP makes unbiased energy information accessible to decision makers at all levels, including legislators, tribal leaders, business and industry representatives, and individual homeowners. Reaching Alaskans across the state Community Energy Lecture Series Each month, ACEP brings together experts for an evening lecture series on a wide range of energy topics. Each lecture is also available via LiveStreaming and download on iTunesU. Advising Alaskans ACEP dedicates a portion of our staff time to respond to energy related questions from communities or individuals. Publications ACEP produces a variety of online and print publications to provide information on specific topics or research projects. Workshops This page, from top: Kat Keith, ACEP; courtesy of REAP. P. 15: Julie Estey, ACEP. ACEP hosts a variety of small conferences and workshops throughout the year on specific topics. Recent examples include the International Wind-Diesel Conference, Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Workshop, Hydrokinetics Conference and the Alaska Geothermal Conference. ACEP Online ACEP maintains an active website and Facebook page to guarantee 24 hour access to our resources. In addition, we manage an Alaska Energy Wiki site that provides information on all aspects of energy in Alaska, from resources and technology to projects. For more information find us at www.uaf.edu/acep/ Rural Energy Conference Every 18 months, ACEP and AEA partner to host the Alaska Rural Energy Conference, bringing together 500 participants representing 100 villages in Alaska to discuss energy challenges and opportunities. “Thanks to ACEP for an informative class. You just can’t beat the opportunities that arise from inperson education. The resounding feedback from this student is keep traveling to hold classes on site. It works.” Jared Miller, PLS Construction, Nome participant in Wind Energy 1-credit course 15 ACEP Advisors Setting our course ACEP’s Advisory Committee is a group of dedicated industry and agency professionals who inform our planning and help shape our research agenda. Members 16 ExxonMobil University of Alaska (retired) Viasyn Venture Capital Mark A. Foster & Associates GVEA (retired) and Alaska Energy Authority (retired) Cold Climate Housing Research National Renewable Energy Laboratory Juneau Economic Development Corporation Tanana Chiefs Conference Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation Doyon Limited Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Siemens Building Technology Alaska Power Association National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Denali Commission Renewable Energy Alaska Project Cook Inlet Regional Corporation Alaska Council of Producers Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Golden Valley Electric Association Usibelli Coal Mine Southeast Conference Shell Wind Ethan Schutt, Senior Vice President Land and Energy, CIRI, and ACEP Advisory Council Chair “ACEP plays a critical role in the state’s energy industry, assessing and validating technology for Alaskans and serving as a laboratory where emerging solutions can be researched, improved, and matured for deployment.” P. 16: Courtesy of CIRI Corporate Communications. This page: UAF photo by Todd Paris. Mark Agnew Craig Dorman Sam Enoka Mark Foster Steve Haagenson Jack Hebert Brian Hirsch Brian Holst Jerry Isaac Paul Ivanoff III Jim Johnsen Meera Kohler Ben LaRue Marilyn Leland Tom Lovas Joel Neimeyer Chris Rose Ethan Schutt Lorna Shaw Bob Swenson Gene Therriault Joe Usibelli Jr Robert Venables Dick Williams ACEP Affiliate Faculty Katey Walter Anthony Terry Chapin Steve Colt Matt Cullin Ronnie Daanen Ginny Fay Rajive Ganguli Cathy Hanks Jerry Johnson Chuen-Sen Lin Jo Malcomb Institute of Arctic Biology, UAF Institute of Social and Economic Research, UAA School of Engineering, UAA Water and Environmental Research Center, UAF Institute of Social and Economic Research, UAA Mineral Industry Research Laboratory, UAF Geophysical Institute, UAF Institute of Northern Engineering, UAF College of Engineering and Mines, UAF Petroleum Development Laboratory, UAF Billy Muhando Institute of Northern Engineering, UAF Arthur Nash Cooperative Extension Service, UAF Jifeng Peng College of Engineering and Mines, UAF Rorik Peterson College of Engineering and Mines, UAF Anupma Prakash Bill Schnabel P. 16: Courtesy of CIRI Corporate Communications. This page: UAF photo by Todd Paris. Water and Environmental Research Center, UAF Andy Seitz Yuri Shur Steve Sparrow Martin Steuffer Geophysical Institute, UAF Water and Environmental Research Center, UAF School of Fish and Ocean Sciences, UAF Water and Environmental Research Center, UAF School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, UAF Geophysical Institute, UAF Horacio Toniolo Water and Environmental Research Center, UAF Diwalker Vadapalli Institute of Social and Economic Research, UAA Rich Wies College of Engineering and Mines, UAF College of Engineering and Mines, UAF Frank Williams â€œUAF has identified energy as a key research growth priority. ACEP is leading this charge, serving as a gateway to energy research throughout the system and focusing on areas that most directly meet the immediate needs of the state and its critical industries.â€? Brian Rogers, Chancellor, University of Alaska Fairbanks 17 ACEP Project Sites Anchorage Atqasuk Bethel Buckland Chena Hot Springs Eagle Eielson Air Force Base Fairbanks Fort Yukon Galena Juneau Kaktovik Kodiak Kotzebue Nenana Nome Palmer Shungnak St. Paul Island Teller Tenakee Springs Tok Ugashik Unalakleet