CEMAI: A 5-YEAR INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS HIGH ENERGY COSTS
HIGHLIGHTS FROM CEMAI PROJECTS TO ASSIST YK VILLAGES
Storyknife, November/December 2021 edition
The Yukon Kuskokwim Region suffers from some of the highest energy costs in Alaska. This is why the Calista Energy Management Assistance Initiative (CEMAI) was created and launched in 2016 with a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy.
From 2016 to 2021, Nuvista Light and Electric Cooperative managed CEMAI under an agreement with Calista, providing technical assistance and training to local communities and assisting with regional efforts to address our high energy costs.
Now that the federal grant has ended, Nuvista has provided a final report, with some highlights provided below. Nuvista intends to continue providing technical assistance to Tribes in our Region, including Power Cost Equalization (PCE) training, and other training for utility clerks and managers. As funding allows, Nuvista will also continue gathering utility data in the Region.
Quyana to Nuvista and many other partners at the regional, state and federal level for their ongoing efforts to secure affordable energy for our Region!
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