CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Talialuk Building
    2nd floor
  • 907.443.4253
  • 907.443.4445
  • atoerdal@kawerak.org
  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762
Energy Awareness Month is in October! Get ready.

The Bering Strait Regional Energy Network consists of individuals, organizations, and groups in the Bering Strait Region interested in renewable energy, reducing energy costs in communities and protecting our environment.

At Kawerak, our Energy Program is working to connect this network with resources for funding and developing energy projects throughout the region. Through funding of a grant with the Department of Energy – Office of Indian Energy, Kawerak is able to provide technical assistance to tribes for implementing energy projects, and the opportunity to build capacity in the communities of the Bering Strait Region.

The 2019 Bering Strait Regional Energy Summit was held May 7-9, 2019 in Nome, Alaska. Additional workshops took place on May 10. 79 attendees joined us for this event (37 community representatives and 42 agency/organization representatives). 25 sessions were held covering various topics such as energy efficiency, project planning, community projects in the region, leadership committee formation, and more. See below for photos from this event!

The Bering Strait Regional Energy Network publishes a quarterly newsletter, highlighting energy

projects in the region,  community achievements, and interesting facts. There’s a chance to win prizes, too! Sign-up to get this newsletter in your inbox by completing the form below.

Click here for past issues:

March 15 2019 Issue 1 BSREN Newsletter

June 15, 2019 Issue 2 BSREN Newsletter

September 15, 2019 Issue 3 BSREN Newsletter

As part of the energy network, we are forming an Energy Leadership Committee to help steer the direction of energy project planning for the region. This committee will be made up of nominated individuals from across the region who are committed to finding cost-effective, sustainable energy solutions for their communities.

After taking nominations at the 2019 Bering Strait Regional Energy Summit, the top five nominees were named to the Energy Leadership Committee, Executive Team:
Amos W. Brown, Sr., Native Village of White Mountain
Deilah Johnson, Village of Solomon
Robert Keith, Native Village of Elim
Lucy Oquilluk, Mary’s Igloo Traditional Council
Robert Tokeinna, Jr., Native Village of Wales

The Executive Alternates are:
Frank Myomick, City of St. Michael
Paul Nagaruk, Native Village of Elim
Deion Noongwook, Native Village of Savoonga
Charles Swanson, Native Village of Koyuk

Scroll down on this page for the full list of supporting committee members.

Bering Strait Regional Energy Summit

The Kawerak Energy Program hosted the 2019 Bering Strait Regional Energy Summit May 7-9 in Nome, with additional energy workshops and a grant writing course on May 10. We welcomed 37 guests from 17 different tribes, and 42 guests from regional and statewide organizations. Thank you to our sponsors and all those who contributed to this event!