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Board: Renewable Energy Fund Advisory Committee

Board identification number: 256


Authority: AS 42.45.045

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: None

Term: 3 years

Chair: No provision.

Description: The board consists of nine members, five of which are appointed by the governor to staggered three-year terms, with one representative from each of the following groups: small Alaska rural electric utilities; large Alaska urban electric utilities; Alaska Native organizations; businesses or organizations engaged in the renewable energy sector; and the Denali Commission established under P.L. 105-277, 42 U.S.C. 3121 note. Two members of the House of Representatives shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and two members of the Senate shall be appointed by the President of the Senate.

Function: The board works to consult with the Alaska Energy Authority as it develops eligibility criteria for grants from a renewable energy grant fund, develops methodology for determining the order of projects that may receive grants from that fund, and adopts regulations identifying criteria to evaluate the benefit and feasibility of projects seeking legislative support. The Advisory Committee will also consult with the Authority as the Authority makes recommendations to the legislature for renewable energy grants and for projects that finance reconnaissance studies, feasibility studies, , energy resource assessments, and final design and construction of renewable energy projects, natural gas projects, or transmission or distribution infrastructure located in Alaska. It will also consult with the Authority as the Authority prepares and submits within the first 10 days of each regular legislative session a report to the legislature summarizing, reviewing, and recommending in order of priority all applications submitted for grants under Chapter 31 SLA 08.

Special facts:

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem

Meetings: Generally the last week of April/first week of May, once mid-summer, once in November, and once in January.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Jennifer Bertolini
Executive Assistant
Alaska Energy Authority
813 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 771-3074
Fax: (907) 771-3044

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