About Us

Secure Supplies Media Group is

an international collective of Energy ,Power and Gas photographers, writers & drivers with a shared passion for promoting the world's most exciting Energy stories.

Team Secure

Editor in Chief: Daniel Donatelli 
Senior Editor: Simone White
Editor at Large: Johny Case
Commercial Director: Willem Coetzee
Community Manager: Ryan Butters
Technical Editor: Jason Nash
Concept Artist:  Samuel Hill
Senior Contributors:  Jacky Bright
Contributors:  Sally Smith, Joanne Livey, Bruce Smith.

Manufacturing  Partners

Secure Supplies  Social

 Facebook- @SecureSupplies

 Twitter      - @SecureSupplies

 Instagram - SecureSupplies​

 Pinterest   - Secure.Supplies

Strategic  Partners

Event Partners

logo-start-hm.jpg

Merchandise Partners

Secure Supplies Energy Power Gas Magazine ™

All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Copyright © 2012 Secure Supplies Limited Daniel Donatelli © 2009 

TRADEMARKS BELONG TO THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 No duplication is permitted of this site graphically or
conceptually unless requested and approved in writing.

TERMS OF SERVICE // PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY // LEGAL NOTICES // ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

MODERN SALVERY POLICY // HSE POLICY

Employment Working with Us

MODERN SALVERY POLICY // HSE POLICY

Alaska

Power Gas Energy News

Access Key policy Events and key Project updates 

 for Alaska's economy.

Alaska Is Offering Entrepreneurs a Huge Renewable Energy Opportunity

The widely scattered residents of the largest state are looking for alternatives to reduce their onerous energy costs.

 

It’s crazy that Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas but its largest city has only 304,000 people. It’s isolated from the rest of the country.

 

Due to its weather, terrain and lack of adequate infrastructure, Alaska has the highest cost of energy in the nation behind Hawaii. And it has the third highest per capita consumption of energy in the nation!

It seems ironic that Alaska, known in the lower 48 for its oil pipeline, would now be promoting alternative energy. We like to say, “If you want to make a change, put a buck on it!” Well, in their case, the price of oil fell to a point that, while the rest of the country enjoys a growing economy, Alaska is suffering from a deep recession.

We recently had the opportunity to Keynote for the Alaska Small Business Development Center’s 1st Annual Vitalize Alaska Conference, a two-day event. We attended the Demo Night for the Launch Alaska business accelerator, and caught up with its managing director, the former executive director of the Alaska BCDC,

 

Isaac Vanderburg. Isaac is a graduate of the Energy Executive Leadership Program at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, CO, and the Energy Innovation and Engineering Technologies Program at Stanford.

Can you say “Opportunity”? Isaac Vanderburg can! “Alaska is the ideal place for an alternative energy start up today!” he declares. His launch Alaska has been cobbled together by various public and private funds to provide an incubator for businesses that solve Alaska’s energy problems. “It’s a great place to prove your concept and get some traction,” says Vanderburg.

Due to Alaska’s small, concentrated population, the folks at Launch Alaska can readily introduce you to the important gate keepers and government decision makers necessary to help you gain access to funds and the market itself. Beyond coaching and connections, this year Launch Alaska has invested up to $75,000 in each of their startups.

Outside the narrow “Rail” belt between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska has hundreds of tiny villages on mini-grids powered by very expensive and polluting diesel fuel. Most of those villages are under the auspices of the Alaska Native Corporations, powerful organizations motivated to buy alternatives. At the current prices they are paying for energy, even a 20% savings is attractive.

Vanderburg says, “We are looking for ventures in the post-launch stage who want to scale their revenue to validate their businesses.” Alaska has up to 250 independent mini grids. “We have access to the heads of all six utilities in the state,” he adds.  

This year’s cohort of four start-ups competed before the Demo Day audience. They presented their concepts, progress, and investment opportunities. The popular winner, BoxPower, is a classic example of what Vanderburg is looking for: an ideal alternative energy solution for Alaska.

CTA_tips_short.jpg

Do you know more about this story? Contact us through this link.

Click here to learn about advertising, content sponsorship, events & round tables, custom media solutions, whitepaper writing, sales leads or eDM opportunities with us.

To get a media kit and information on advertising or sponsoring click here.

PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED ACROSS OREGON WITH