Energy Leadership Accelerator (ELA) Program

Empowering Local Energy Leaders in Remote, Islanded Communities

Who We Are

ELA invests in local leaders who envision and execute emerging energy technology projects in remote, islanded communities for increased local workforce development and resilient energy futures 


With funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), we support inclusive experiential learning opportunities that provide cohorts of diverse learners with the skills needed to succeed in emerging technology fields 


The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) are partnering to deliver this program  

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Bring your energy initiatives for local communities to ELA

Example projects could include: 

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Join this community of innovative energy leaders if you

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Benefiting from a program designed for you

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Embark on an experiential learning journey with ELA

A new professional development program with six-month virtual learning (January-June 2025) and two-week in-person learning in Alaska (May 2025)


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Express your interest now

More information coming this summer. Recruitment launching in September. 

Scan to fill out the interest form 

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For inquiries, please contact Pintian Chen at or Annalise Klein at

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