Program Manager, Rural Energy Initiative, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Eric Hanssen, P.E., CEM, LEED AP
Eric Hanssen is Program Manager for the Rural Energy Initiative at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), where he leads a team of professionals who work with remote communities across the entire state of Alaska to identify and carry out energy projects to enhance the sustainability of rural sanitation and other public infrastructure. His staff is currently working with over 50 remote communities to conduct energy audits, provide energy efficiency retrofits, deliver energy-specific training and education, and install alternative energy projects that include, heat recovery systems, biomass boilers, ground source heat pumps, solar, hydro and wind energy systems. Eric has been with ANTHC since 2007, where he has also held positions as a Sanitation Facilities Project Manager and as a Senior Health Facilities Engineer. Prior to joining ANTHC, Eric served seven years as a civil engineer officer for the US Air Force in Alaska, Washington DC, Florida and Iraq. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado and a Masters in Environmental Policy and Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
The Alaskan microgrid panel will share sessions from 20 years of hybrid microgrids in the state of Alaska, USA. Video Introduction by Senator Lisa Murkowski. Moderated by Ian Baring Gould.