The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Yvette Galbraith
For The LOG 

Energy fair this weekend


The second annual Seward Energy Forum & Fair is set for this weekend. The fair will be held at AVTEC in the Student Service Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The fair is hosted by the City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group.

Speakers from statewide agencies, such as Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Renewable Alaska Energy Project, Alaska Center for Energy & Power, Kodiak Electric Association, Alaska Energy Authority and Chugach Electric will be presenting over the course of two days. Friday concludes with a tour of the Alaska SeaLife Center Seawater Pump and an evening reception at Zudy’s Café.

On Saturday, those interested in a career in renewable energy will have the opportunity to learn about the current educational programs and certifications that are available statewide. And Seward locals may be interested to note that Andy Baker, Project Manager of YourCleanEnergy LLC., will be on hand to provide an overview on Seward’s Renewable Heating Energy Project: Ocean Source District Heat For City Library, City Hall, Annex & Fire Hall. The Seward Energy Forum and Fair wraps up with an interactive Q & A session featuring early adopters from the Seward area utilizing renewable energy systems in their homes and businesses.

Exhibitors will be providing the latest information on renewable energy systems as well as energy efficiency educational materials. Participants are encouraged to vote on and enjoy submissions made by local students for the Seward Energy Forum & Fair Art Contest. Winners from each age group will receive prizes donated by local tour companies who support renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts.

The Seward Alternative Energy Group was founded by the Seward Chamber of Commerce under the Seward Economic Growth Plan. SAEG is a group of local citizens who wish to encourage renewable energy and clean technology development in Alaska.

The function of SAEG is to educate, create awareness, support for their cause in promoting a community-wide energy plan. Seward’s energy plan’s overall objective is to decrease the community’s carbon imprint on the environment, reduce the cost of living and lead to economic growth for their region.

The complete schedule for the Seward Energy Forum & Fair can be found by visiting or the Seward Energy Forum’s Facebook Page. For information call the Seward Chamber at 224-8051.


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