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Sponsored By: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2009 -125 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR AN <br /> ALASKA ENERGY AUTHORITY ROUND III RENEWABLE ENERGY <br /> FUND GRANT FOR ENGINEERING, ACQUISITION AND <br /> INSTALLATION OF A SECOND SEAWATER HEAT PUMP AT THE <br /> ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER <br /> WHEREAS, the Alaska Energy Authority is soliciting applications for Renewable <br /> Energy Fund Grant Recommendation Program Round III; and <br /> WHEREAS, the selected applications will be recommended for funding by the 2010 <br /> Alaska Legislature; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward is eligible to apply for a grant recommendation as a <br /> local government and an electric utility holding a certificate of public convenience and necessity <br /> under AS 42.05; and <br /> �— WHEREAS, the City of Seward owns the Alaska SeaLife Center; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Alaska SeaLifc Center has been awarded a Denali Commission <br /> Emerging Energy Technology Grant to fund the engineering, acquisition, and installation of a <br /> single 90 -ton seawater heat pump; and <br /> WHEREAS, the installation of a second 90 -ton sea water heat pump will further benefit <br /> the operation of the Alaska SeaLife Center by utilizing an existing seawater supply in <br /> conjunction with the first heat pump to supply approximately 55% of the energy requirements of <br /> the Center and significantly reducing its carbon dioxide emissions from burning fuel oil; and <br /> WHEREAS, the installation of the heat pumps at the Alaska SeaLife Center will further <br /> serve as a demonstration project designed to test and prove a renewable energy technology not <br /> widely known or used in Alaska but which could be readily transferred to other communities <br /> with access to seawater from ice -free bays and with reasonably priced electricity. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> Section. 1. The City Council approves and endorses the installation of seawater heat <br /> pumps at the Alaska SeaLifc Center. <br />