Arctic Renewable Energy Working Group

A USARC-Coordinated Working Group

June 16-17, 2020 | Virtual

Alaska Electric Vehicle Workshop

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) and the US Arctic Research Commission (USARC) hosted a virtual workshop to bring together technical and academic experts and policymakers to share information, research findings, emerging research questions, and best practices relevant to electric vehicles (EVs) in Alaska and the Arctic. Attended by over 400 participants from around the world, the workshop held four panel sessions covering (1) the policy environment, (2) charging behavior, (3) operations and performance, and (4) grid impacts of EVs and EV service equipment. The workshop had a strong focus on cold regions and Arctic-related research.

Background

The transportation sector has begun its transition to electrification in different markets throughout the world. The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) and the US Arctic Research Commission (USARC) hosted a free Alaska Electric Vehicle (EV) Virtual Workshop on June 16 and 17 to bring together technical and academic experts and policy makers to share information, research findings, emerging research questions, and best practices relevant to EVs in Alaska and the Arctic.

The Alaska EV Workshop explored the technical and economic potential of EVs in Alaska and the Arctic and contributed to a collective research vision for the circumpolar North. It also showcased needs and opportunities in the Alaska EV sector.

Outcomes include:

  1. Clearer vision of what we know, what we don’t know, and what we need to know;
  2. Summary USARC-ACEP report on research and policy priorities for EVs in Alaska and the Arctic;
  3. Enhanced potential for research collaborations.

WORKSHOP REPORT
Available Format: 8 MB pdf

WORKSKHOP RESOURCES
The workshop videos, agenda, and presentations are available on the ACEP website.