Student Members: Nicole Mah, Tuva Granøien

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Frank Witmer, Dr. Kenrick Mock

Introduction: The Community Energy Awareness Web Application is a collaborative effort with Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) and the Kotzebue Electric Association (KEA) in Kotzebue, Alaska. The project aims to bring awareness to energy consumption in the Kotzebue community. With the goal of promoting renewable energy sources and reducing energy consumption, the web application will educate and engage the community on the generation and consumption of energy. By bridging the gap between KEA and the community, the Energy Awareness App will support KEA’s goals to increase renewable energy integration, ultimately leading to sustainable living and reduced energy costs in the remote community.

Future Work: The Energy Awareness App’s success in Kotzebue will model future expansion to remote communities in Alaska. We aim to evolve the app, including the use of a real-time data feed and community customization, for even greater user value. Through working with communities statewide, our goal is to create an informed and engaged network of energy consumers.

Acknowledgements: We would like to express our gratitude to Vanessa Raymond and Dayne Broderson from Alaska Center for Energy and Power, who have been instrumental this project. We are also grateful for the Dr. Alex Hills grant. Finally, we would like to thank Dr. Frank Witmer for his support and guidance throughout the project.


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