From Alaska to Australia, Remote Communities Are Quietly Leading in Renewable Energy Implementation

May 19, 2017
09:15  -  10:45 at the Seasons Room

When it comes to energy planning, remote communities on different corners of the world experience many of the same challenges—from extreme prices to inefficiency to insecurity of supply. By shifting to renewables, remote communities have the opportunity to realize a number of benefits. This session will explore the economic, technical and social issues that encourage renewables in Alaskan and Australian communities. Gwen Holdmann will share her coordination efforts through the Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA), a transnational collaborative. Tracey Cooper will share her experience working with rural communities and remote Aboriginal Nations, towards building sustainable communities for resilience, wellbeing, and economic independence.


Session Category :  Peer to Peer Workshop