Arctic Renewable Energy Working Group
A USARC-Coordinated Working Group
The Working Group’s mission is to benefit Arctic communities by identifying and addressing critical renewable energy and energy efficiency research needs.
The US Arctic Research Commission coordinates the Arctic Renewable Energy Working Group (AREWG) to promote research on renewable and efficient energy systems in remote Arctic communities. Integration of renewable resources and supporting technologies into a community’s current power generation capacity has the potential to generate local employment, decrease air pollution and carbon footprint, and ideally reduce consumer costs. Energy efficiency and conservation are critical components of this effort.
April 20–22, 2021 | VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Arctic Sustainable Energy Research Conference
Research and community needs in the context of a global energy transition
Join us for this free, three-day virtual conference focused on sustainable energy and energy efficiency research featuring guest speakers and panelists from Alaska and around the world.
Areas of Focus
- New options for home heating and electricity aimed at increasing energy efficiency/use of renewable energy and reducing heating oil consumption
- Storage of energy produced by renewables, with particular focus on improved battery technology
- Indirect community benefits of renewable and efficient energy use that do not get figured into typical renewable energy cost/benefit analyses
- Increasing potential for industry investment in remote renewable energy projects (decreasing uncertainty by identifying and mitigating risk)