The purpose of THRHA- Energy Conservation Program Energy Cents is to assess the high energy costs experienced by our Southeast communities in: Angoon, Craig, Douglas, Juneau, Kake, Kasaan, Klawock, Petersburg, Saxman, Skagway, Wrangell and Yakutat with emphasis in the extremely high energy cost communities of Angoon, Hoonah, Kake, and Yakutat. Our main objective will be to reduce household energy consumption through energy conservation education and installing of energy upgrades.
The Energy Cents program has completed the first round of 400 home energy assessments and is now compiling the data to analyze and identify household energy needs on a community by community basis. The purpose of the home energy assessments was to gather valuable household data and identify potential solutions to energy costs for southeast residents. Once the data is gathered the Regional Housing Authority will seek out additional energy solutions and apply for funding to assist residents with their household energy demands.
This project is funded through a Tribal Department of Energy grant and is intended to be complimentary to the weatherization program.
Project deliverables include but are not limited to:
- 28 crew members (home energy consumption assessors) trained to conduct home energy conservation assessments
- 400 home energy usage assessments completed
- 13 community meetings / Energy Fairs
- 400 tenants and multiple community members receive energy efficiency and energy demand reduction education and training
The Energy Cents program also hosted Energy Hog Fairs October, 2013 in the communities of Angoon, Hoonah, and Kake. To get a glimpse of an Energy Hog, check out this ENERGY HOG LINK!
There is a lot of great information available for Alaskans to help make your home more energy efficient. Visit some of our partner’s links for more information!
Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP): http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/
Alaska Energy Authority: www.akenergyefficiency.org
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation-Energy Programs: http://www.ahfc.us/efficiency/energy-programs/
Department of Energy: http://energy.gov/
For any questions or if your community is interested in this program, please contact Tasha McKoy our Energy Conservation Program Coordinator-
by clicking HERE or (907) 780-6868