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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