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US Government re-establishes Arctic Energy Office

Energy Live News Summary The US Government has announced the re-establishment of the Arctic Energy Office (AEO) located on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The AEO will drive co-ordination and collaboration on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) activities in the...

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A Powerful Investment in Education and the Community

Darrell Proctor, POWER Summary A new coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, replacing old boilers in place since the 1960s, improves the efficiency of the campus’ heating and cooling system while keeping emissions in check. Construction of...

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CHP Development: Hindsight is 20/20

Summary The Combined Heat and Power Replacement Project at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is nearing completion. This presentation will review lessons learned, including how early stakeholder outreach is critical and the effectiveness of construction management-at-risk (CMAR) approach. The...


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UAF power plant nearing completion

Erin McGroarty, Daily News-Miner Instead of cutting a red ribbon or scooping dirt with a golden shovel, dignitaries flipped a ceremonial switch Wednesday afternoon to usher in nearly-complete combined heat and power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. UAF followed the brief...

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CampusEnergy2013 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2013 winner from the University of Alaska Fairbanks...

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Don't Freeze in the Dark - The University of Alaska Fairbanks CHP Story

Summary The University of Alaska Fairbanks started the process to replace aging coal boilers in 2004. The process started with exploring many fuel and technology options. The final recommendation was for a Circulating Fluidized Bed boiler fueled with coal and capable of burning 15% biomass....


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So you want to be your own utility...

Summary So you want to be your own utility? This paper will be in inward look as to considerations on how to configure a mircogrid, from an operator that has lots of experience running a mircogrid. What physical configurations of your existing systems make microgrids easier than others. This...

4. Ward_So you want to be your own utility.pdf

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How Did the University of Alaska Fairbanks Get a New CHP Plant?

Summary The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is constructing a new CHP plant to replace 50 year old coal boilers with new coal/biomass boilers. The project has obtained an air permit and full funding and is currently under design. This presentation will cover planning, permitting, funding...

2B.1_Ruckhaus, Ward.pdf

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Arctic climate change researchers still conflicted over UAF’s coal-fired powerplant

Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks Summary The University of Alaska Fairbanks, a member of IDEA, is building a heat and power plant to replace the old facility that went into service in 1964. The new $245 million powerplant, scheduled to come online next year, will feature updated technology that...