Overview

University of Alaska Anchorage

Energy Master Planning

Anchorage, Alaska

Overview

HGA worked with the University to plan energy resources that meet 50 percent growth projections over 10 years and addresses aging infrastructure. Together with the municipal power company and Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC), the team identified a joint project that enjoys economy of scale, fuel efficiency, and no construction costs. Besides cutting heating costs in half to save approximately $1.5 million annually in thermal energy, each party meets its goals with significantly less capital and lower staffing costs. The combined heat and power project reduces greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 15,500 tons annually. The plan is pending grant funding.