Alaska Energy Authority officials updated the House Energy Committee Thursday on the status of the proposed Susitna Watana Dam. AEA’s Executive Director Sara Fisher-Goad and Susitna Hydropower Lead Project Manager Wayne Dyok laid out the timeline leading up to their licensing application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which they plan to file by the end of 2015.
AEA hopes the dam will be licensed by 2017, with construction completed by 2023. That timeline would aid the State’s goal of supplying 50% of Alaska’s energy needs with renewables by 2025. (more…)