SEP Funds Leveraged for LED Streetlight Replacement in 47 Rural Alaska Communities

$1.5 million
In state, local and private funds contributed

Local match

In projected annual savings in one community


In Alaska, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) used State Energy Program funds to support outdoor lighting retrofits in rural communities. Through a unique public partnership, AEA’s Village Energy Efficiency Program (VEEP) received a $1,000,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support a competitive application process per the program guidelines. Forty-seven applicants from across the State were selected to receive approximately $1,100,000 in Wells Fargo and AEA funding. Local match totaled $397,000. One recipient, Ouzinkie, is expected to replace 55 streetlights and six harbor lights, reducing Ouzinkie’s consumption in these applications by nearly 60 percent, with more than $8,000 in annual savings anticipated.

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