The state is seeking applications for $50 million in alternative energy project grants. The request for proposals is the third round of a grant program started by the state legislature in 2008 when oil prices spiked. The program is administered by the state’s Alaska Energy Authority. AEA alternative energy and efficiency program manager Peter Crimp says 125 million dollars in grants have already funded 107 projects across the state, including a major wind farm in Kodiak, a hydro project in Gustavus and ground source heat pumps in Juneau. Crimp says the state grants can fund projects at any stage of development.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
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