Energy Authority Files Preliminary Permit Application for Hydro Project

The Alaska Energy Authority has filed a Preliminary Permit Application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, according  to AEA’s project manager for external affairs, Karston Rodvik.

The Preliminary Permit Application gives a priority to AEA’s license application under the Federal Power Act.  Rodvik says a formal application will be made by the end of this year.  The later application identifies project details,  anticipated impacts, and establishes a framework for the licensing process.

Governor  Parnell’s bill authorizing the dam project unanimously passed the Legislature and was signed into law in July. The Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project will  create an approximate 700-foot dam with a proposed power generation capacity of 600 MW.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone.
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