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ETIPP Initiative Brings Energy Education and Expertise to Rural Alaska

Solar Panels in Shugnak

The Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) hopes to help rural and island communities in Alaska move to more sustainable energy sources through its Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP). This initiative provides technical support to communities looking to transform their energy systems through renewable sources. Haleigh Reed, Microgrid Project Manager at REAP, explained the objective […]

Problems and Solutions in Unalakleet: Wind, Sun, Water

Man in heavy jacket stands in front of large array of wind turbines

Improving life in rural Alaska often involves many small solutions put together. Volunteer Gabe Colombo, just back from a reporting trip in Unalakleet, shares his story of how the remote community is using renewable energy — especially wind power and solar panels — to reduce their astronomical energy costs.