Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency (RACEE) Program 

Through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency (RACEE) program, the community of Klawock had developed reliable, affordable solutions using energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The community of Klawock plans to implement energy efficiency measures to reduce energy usage as well as to improve the quality of life for our community members.  These projects include:

  • The Bell Tower Mall’s existing Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems will be replaced with a new Biomass Wood fueled furnace. The new Biomass Wood fueled furnace will improve energy efficiency and reduce overall energy costs.

  • The City of Klawock would like to expand previous work by the Alaska Power and Telephone for replacement and retrofit of seventy-seven (77) High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) street light fixtures with energy efficient Light-Emitting Diode (LED) street light fixtures to include 20-year photo sensors.  The City of Klawock had identified eighty-five (85) remaining HPS street light fixtures that can be replaced with energy efficient LED street light fixtures.  This retrofit will vastly reduce energy usage by the City of Klawock and increase visibility and safety concerns with the community of Klawock.

  • It is a priority of KCA to replace the existing diesel fueled boiler in the Smokeshop and the existing diesel fueled furnace in the Main building. The new boiler and furnace will save on overall energy usage. Replacing the single paned windows and insulating the exterior walls in the buildings will help with the weatherization of the building envelope.

  • Upgrading the three (3) sewage lift station pumps will improve system energy efficiency. Installing manhole covers will stop the infiltration of storm water going through the wastewater treatment plant.


Stan  Dolloff - RACEE Project Manager -