Federal energy officials are partnering with Sitka’s Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association, along with four rural Alaska communities, to look into clean energy solutions that would replace the high-cost fossil fuels used to power Alaska’s boats and heat its cities.

ALFA, along with Dillingham, Ouzinkie, Wainwright and Sitka were selected by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to be part of the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project. The partnership utilizes National Laboratories and community-based organizations by providing resources and access to on-the-ground support for remote communities nationwide to bolster energy infrastructure and improve their future energy and economic outlook by measures including the lowering of energy costs.

“Too many Alaskans, especially in rural Alaska, continue to pay some of the highest energy prices

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