FERC has received numerous letters commenting on AEA’s request to extend the Susitna Dam study report timelineFriday, January 24, 2014
Individuals, NGOs, and some federal groups are expressing concerns over the Alaska Energy Authority’s request to extend the timeline for studies on the proposed Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project. So far, all of the respondents have varying degrees of concerns with the request.
The request for an extension was made to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on January 6th. FERC is the government body that determines whether projects like Susitna-Watana receive licenses. AEA is asking that FERC allow a 120 day delay in releasing the initial study reports on the mega-project. According to the current timeline, those reports are to be released on February 3rd. AEA says it would still release the reports on February 3rd, but they would be labeled as drafts. The final reports would then be released in early June. (more…)