Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Erik Eriksen of Juneau to the state’s Emerging Energy Technology Fund Task Force.¿The task force was created by the Alaska Legislature to make grants from the fund for demonstration projects that have a reasonable expectation to be commercially viable within five years and¿ are designed to test emerging technologies of conserving energy or improving existing technologies.¿¿
Eriksen is vice-president for transmission and distribution for Alaska Electric Light & Power. He has a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska Southeast. He is appointed to an electric utility seat on the task force.