Black Carbon Case Studies Platform

Across the Arctic, countries and communities are taking action to reduce black carbon emissions. To help both the general public and experts interested in learning more about how these reductions are being made, ACAP has developed this Platform to showcase mitigation projects or policies relevant to the Arctic.

Black Carbon Case Studies Platform

Across the Arctic, countries and communities are taking action to reduce black carbon emissions. To help both the general public and experts interested in learning more about how these reductions are being made, ACAP has developed this Platform to showcase mitigation projects or policies relevant to the Arctic. ACAP project partners have compiled informative case studies on the ways in which existing technologies are providing successful, sustainable, and affordable reductions in black carbon emissions. The projects and interventions highlighted here will be added to over time and provide insight that can be used to translate results, replicate projects, and disseminate lessons learned. Should you wish to add a case study link to this Platform, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note, inclusion in this Platform does not constitute endorsement.

  • Wind turbines in landscape

    Pillar Mountain, Kodiak, AK, USA

    2015-09-08 14:44:20

    The integrated wind-hydropower-diesel system at Pillar Mountain, AK provides the residents of Kodiak Island, the second-largest island in the U.S., with almost 100% renewable and reliable energy.  Winner of the Department of Energy and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Wind Cooperative of the Year Award, the project is a model for advancing wind power in remote areas.  The results of the wind farm far surpasses the state of Alaska’s goal of achieving 50% renewable energy by 2025.

  • Wind turbines in landscape

    Eva Creek Wind Farm, Ferry, AK, USA

    2015-09-08 14:48:28

    Eva Creek Wind Farm, at 170 acres, is the largest wind project in Alaska.  Located 14 miles north of Healy, AK in Ferry, Eva Creek is North America’s northern most operating wind generating facility.  The wind farm is made up of 12 turbines creating 24.6 MW and is connected to an operating grid.  

  • Geothermal pool

    Chena Hot Springs, Chena, AK, USA

    2015-09-08 14:50:22

    Chena Hot Springs Resort installed the state of Alaska’s first geothermal energy plant in 2006. The project is notable for using innovative technology to produce geothermal energy at temperatures below the boiling point of water.  It is also notable as a successful example of using geothermal energy to generate electricity on a small-scale commercial basis that can be replicated for community-based projects worldwide.

  • Solar panel array

    Solar Project, Pieta, Sweden

    2015-09-08 14:52:51

    A collaborative effort between Norway and Sweden in 2012 has demonstrated the technical and economic feasibility of using photovoltaic (PV) panels for generating solar power at a solar cell park test site in Pitea, close to the Arctic Circle. The project was designed to incorporate a tracking system for the PV panels to maximize the amount of sunlight hitting the panels.  The results from this project showed that using the sun tracking technology in high latitudes can compete with solar facilities in Germany, a well-known leader in solar technology. 

  • Wind turbines in landscape

    Diavik Wind Farm Yellow Knife, Canada

    2015-09-08 14:54:11

    Diavik Wind Farm, located at Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada's northern territories, is the world's largest wind-diesel hybrid power facility.  The mine is a joint venture between the subsidiaries of Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Corporation and uses no government funding. Four 2.3-megawatt turbines were constructed in 2012 with a capacity of 9.2 megawatts.  Prior to 2013, the mine relied on diesel fuel for all its energy needs, using approximately between 40 and 50 million litres of diesel per year, which cost approximately $70 million annually.