Apply for a Renewable Energy Fund Grant

The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is seeking applications for eligible renewable energy projects through the Renewable Energy Fund (REF). The Round 13 application period opens July 20, 2020 and closes September 28, 2020. AEA will evaluate all applications received and will consult with the Renewable Energy Fund Advisory Committee (REFAC) to make final recommendations to the Alaska State Legislature for Fiscal Year 2022 funding. All funding decisions, including if there will be any funding available, will be made by the legislature.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted to AEA no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted to AEA by email (email to or by physical delivery to 813 W Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99503. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Application Timeline

• July 20, 2020: Round 13 Opens
• September 10, 2020: Deadline for emailed questions (email to
• September 28, 2020: Applications due by 4 p.m.
• Mid-December 2020: AEA’s evaluation of applications complete
• Early-January 2020: AEA solicits REFAC for recommendations 
• January 29, 2021: AEA rrovides recommendations to Legislature
• July 1, 2021: Capital Funds appropriated by Legislature

Application Documents

REF Round 13 Cover Letter (PDF, 268 KB)
Request for Applications (PDF, 648 KB)
Standard Application Form (Word, 132 KB)
Heat Application Form (Word, 126 KB)

Best Practices Guides

Biomass Best Practices Guide (PDF, 682 KB)
Heat Pumps Best Practices Guide (PDF, 677 KB)
Heat Recovery Best Practices Guide (PDF, 488 KB)
Hydro Power Best Practices Guide (PDF, 685 KB)
Solar Power Best Practices Guide (PDF, 676 KB)
Wind Power Best Practices Guide (PDF, 686 KB)

Economic Evaluation Model

Evaluation Model (Excel, 1.5 MB, updated 08/25/2020)
Rural Fuel Model Report (PDF, 627 KB)
Pricing Excess Electricity (PDF, 859 KB)

Additional Documents

Phase Prerequisites Checklists (Excel, 60 KB)
Business and Operations Management Plan Template (Word, 51 KB)
Business and Operations Management Plan Tables Template (Excel, 22 KB)


If you need assistance with your application, please contact AEA’s Grants Manager Karin St. Clair by email at or by phone at (907) 771-3081.

Sign Up for Email Updates

Join the REF email list to receive email notifications regarding requests for applications, changes to the application process, and related communications. To subscribe, click here and follow the subscription instructions. You will be sent an email requesting confirmation of subscription.