2021 Federal Energy and Water Management Award winnersDecember 29, 2021
Congratulations to Capt. Hugh Denny, Indian Health Service Alaska Area and members of the ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering for having been selected as the 2021 Department of Energy, Federal Energy and Water Management Award winners. Capt. Denny and members of ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering are recognized for their collaboration and efforts that are vital to the sustainability of facilities in rural Alaska.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Indian Health Service (IHS) Alaska Area and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s (ANTHC) Rural Energy Program are committed to seeing that energy security and resilience and safe water and sanitation are not only affordable, but also sustainable through renewable and alternative energy solutions for public health infrastructure. The IHS Alaska Area and the ANTHC Rural Energy Program work to increase energy resilience and reduce energy costs by identifying and implementing energy efficient and alternative energy solutions.
This year, IHS Alaska Area partnered with the ANTHC Rural Energy Program to address the needs of two communities. Through the implementation of two innovative energy resilience projects, involving heat recovery and a modular biomass boiler, IHS reduced diesel fuel use by approximately 16,000 gallons per year, which will save $57,500 annually. The projects increased plant efficiencies by 30 to 40% while boosting the local economy.
More information can be found here: https://www.energy.gov/eere/femp/2021-federal-energy-and-water-management-award-winners
Members of the ANTHC team for the 2021 award include:
Hugh Denny, IHS Alaska Area
Christopher Cronick, ANTHC
Gunner Hodgson, ANTHC
Dustin Madden, ANTHC
Martin Wortman, ANTHC