Incorporating Green Energy into Alaska Mariculture
Due Date: April 20, 2023 @ 5 pm AKST
AFDF is soliciting proposals from individuals, companies, or organizations that can provide services and technical support for the integration of renewable sources of energy (green energy) into the development of the mariculture industry in Alaska. This is a part of the Green Energy component of the Alaska Mariculture Cluster, funded by a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the lead entity, Southeast Conference (SEC). AFDF is one of several coalition partners on the Alaska Mariculture Cluster, and in particular is a subaward recipient managing the Green Energy component. This Green Energy component, for which we are soliciting proposals, has three objectives: 1) to develop a long-term renewable energy plan, 2) to collect baseline data measurements of how energy is currently being used in the mariculture industry and generate an analysis with recommendations for renewable energy alternatives, and 3) to develop a “best practices guide” through energy audit procedures and standards for the Alaska mariculture industry. These three objectives will help ensure that the industry develops sustainably and minimizes fossil fuel combustion by improving energy efficiency and using renewable energy when feasible.
Funding is secured for the scope of this project over four years. A contractor’s proposed budget should range $540,000-$600,000 over the duration of the project period, which is inclusive of travel, supplies, or other expenses incurred by the contractor in order to complete this work. AFDF will consider either one dedicated individual or organization who can fill this contract, or organizations can propose other arrangements/partnerships that meet the scope of work and provide the same level of dedicated capacity.