Arctic Renewable Energy Working Group

A USARC-Coordinated Working Group

December 9, 2016 | Anchorage, Alaska

Residential Heating in Remote Arctic Villages: Implementation

The US Arctic Research Commission’s Arctic Renewable Energy Working Group hosted the second in a series of workshops focused on Residential Heating in Remote Arctic Villages. This invitational workshop focused on the implementation of research needs identified at a prior workshop (Workshop 1 Report) on research needed to improve residential heating options in remote Arctic villages. Participants of the December 2016 meeting reviewed energy research projects recently completed or currently underway by the Alaska Energy Authority, the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Alaska Center for Energy and Power and others. This was followed by breakout sessions to discuss options for addressing remaining research needs.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE: Develop a strategy to address research needs for residential heating in remote Arctic villages previously identified at the January 2016 workshop. This includes identification of research that still requires implementation and the development of approaches to fill outstanding gaps.

WORKSHOP REPORT

Residential Heating in Remote Arctic Villages: Implementation Plan

This report summarizes the second of three planned workshops focused on residential heating in remote Arctic villages. Following up on the first workshop in the series which identified data gaps and research needs related to home heating needs, this workshop was held to assess and identify progress, prioritize unmet research needs and remaining data gaps, and develop strategies to address outstanding data gaps and research needs.

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