The hydro project’s proponents hope it will lower the cost of energy and bring the community one step closer to energy independence.
Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart said the agency’s analysis shows that transition is possible in 16 years.
An electrical cooperative in Southeast Alaska is looking into developing a new hydroelectric power plant in the village of Kake.
Juneau’s Alaska Electric Light and Power has merged with Spokane-based Avista Corp.
Turbidity only affects drinking water. It has nothing to do with power generation.
Alaska Energy and Resources Company will join Avista subsidiary Avista Utilities by July 2014, pending the approval of state and federal regulators, as well as AERC shareholders.
Alaska Energy and Resources Company, the parent company of Juneau utility Alaska Electric Light and Power, has been sold to Spokane, Washington-based Avista Corporation for $170 million.
The Juneau Assembly will consider a resolution expressing support for electric power to the end of Glacier Highway at a special meeting on Wednesday.
Alaska’s seventh annual Rural Energy Conference takes place this week in Juneau. The three-day event includes technical workshops on newer technologies, such as wind, tidal, geothermal and biomass.