2019 ARCTIC Program Review

The week of April 29’th 2019 the ARCTIC Program partners hosted an ONR program manager review team. This vist overlapped a visit by Canadian energy leaders tour of Alaska as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the Alaska North by Northwest 2019 Summit and Festival, and Launch Alaska’s Demo Day.

The following is an agenda summary with links to presentations as PDFs.

bundle of available presentations

ONR Team and visiting partners: Rich Carlen, Michele Anderson, Whitney Tallarico, Michael Resner, Office of Naval Research (ONR) - Richard E. Rocheleau (University of Hawaii / HNEI / APTEP), Joe Sanchez (Arizona State University / LightWorks)

Monday, April 29’th

Location: ACEP Conference Room 403, 4th Floor ELIF, Fairbanks

9:00 am Introductions, Goals for Visit, Review Agenda

9:30 am ARCTIC Program Update

12:00 pm Working Lunch

1:30 pm Energy Technology Tour

3:00 pm Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) tour with IVLP

5:00 pm Adjourn

Tuesday, April 30’th

Location: VizSpace West Ridge Research Building - WRRB 010, Fairbanks

9:00 am CCHRC update (Tom Marsik)

9:20 am PSI Lab Virtual Reality Tour Demo

9:40 am Student Engagement and Workforce Development

10:40 am Adjourn

  • ONR vistors depart to Anchorage

3:00 pm Update from Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)

  • ANEEE Update
  • STEM Update

5:00 pm Adjourn

Wednesday, May 1’st

Location: Launch Alaska / The Boardroom, Anchorage

9:00 am Launch Alaska Welcome & Introductions (Isaac Vanderburg)

  • 2019 Portfolio overview (Isaac and Pam)
    • Programming improvements
    • Deployment focus
  • Launch Alaska and ARCTIC
    • Four case studies: Carter, Sensanna, Oklo, 60 Hertz
    • Due diligence + program
    • CALT
      • ACEP Energy Data Working Group
      • Board participation
      • Partnerships

12:00 pm Lunch

3:00 pm Looking forward (Isaac)

  • Open Innovation Competition
    • Broad, open competition
    • More value captured by more organizations
    • Moving towards deployment
    • Corporate leadership, national partners, local involvement
  • Code School
    • Dev Shop

5:00 pm Adjourn

Thursday, May 2’nd

Location: Launch Alaska / The Boardroom, Anchorage

10:00 am Center ICE / BEI Update

12:00 pm Adjourn

  • Depart to airport for Cordova

Friday, May 3’rd

Location: Cordova Alaska

Morning Meet with Cordova Electric Cooperative Utility - Clay Coplan

12:30pm Flight back to Anchorage

4:30 pm Launch Alaska Demo Day Location: Anchorage Museum

Presentations by three of the startups in the Launch Alaska cohort:

  • Signol - Data driven effeciency through behavioral feedback
  • eCAMION - Energy storage
  • Oklo - Advanced fission reactors