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Alaska

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Summary

Historically, there have been very few utility-sector energy efficiency programs in Alaska.  Most program activity is through the state government. Since 2008, the Alaska State Legislature has appropriated a total of $461.5 million to energy efficiency programs, which are covered on Alaska's Financial Incentives page.

In 2010, House Bill 306 established Alaska's state energy policy, which included an aggressive renewable electricity goal, as well as a goal to reduce per capita electricity use in the state by 15% by 2020. This goal has not yet been translated into specific requirements for utilities to achieve specific savings levels, and therefore is not yet considered an energy efficiency resource standard (EERS).

The most recent budgets for energy efficiency programs and electricity and natural gas savings can be found in the State Spending and Savings Tables on the left.


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November 8, 2013


Customer Energy Efficiency Programs

Much of the existing program activity is through the state government, not the utilities. The major state government program, the Home Energy Rebate Program, has saved about 1.7 trillion Btus since 2008 (savings are mostly in heating fuel rather than electricity). This and other state programs are covered on Alaska’s Financial Incentives page.

The most recent budgets for energy efficiency programs and electricity and natural gas savings can be found in the State Spending and Savings Tables on the left.


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November 8, 2013


Energy Efficiency Resource Standards

In June 2010, Governor Sean Parnell signed House Bill 306 into law. The legislation established Alaska's state energy policy, which included an aggressive renewable electricity goal, as well as a goal to reduce per capita electricity use in the state by 15% by 2020. This goal must be translated into specific requirements for utilities to achieve savings of a specific amount to qualify as an EERS.

For more information on Energy Efficiency Resource Standards, click here.


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August 16, 2013


Alternative Business Models

There is currently no policy in place that decouples utility profits from sales.


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August 9, 2013


Reward Structures for Successful Energy Efficiency Programs

There is currently no policy in place that rewards successful energy efficiency programs.


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August 9, 2013


Energy Efficiency as a Resource

There is currently no policy in place that treats energy efficiency as a resource.  Alaska does not have an integrated resource planning (IRP) process.

For more information on energy efficiency as a resource, click here.


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August 7, 2013


Evaluation, Measurement & Verification

There are no formally approved ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in Alaska. There is no required reporting to any central entity.


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August 9, 2013