FERC seeks input on 19.8-MW Alaska hydro project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 31 put out for comment a major original license application from Juneau Hydropower for the Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project in Alaska.

The project would be located on Sweetheart Lake and Sweetheart Creek in the City and Borough of Juneau. The project will occupy about 2,058 acres of federal lands located in the Tongass National Forest administered by the U.S. Forest Service.

The project includes: a 160-foot-long, 60-foot-wide powerhouse containing three 6.6-MW Francis generating units; an 8.69-mile-long, 138-kV transmission line consisting of buried, submarine, and overhead segments; and a 2.8-mile-long, 12.47-kV service line. The project would have an average annual generation of 116 gigawatt-hours.

The deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests is 60 days from the issuance date of the July 31 notice.

The applicant contact is: Duff Mitchell, Business Manager, Juneau Hydropower, P.O. Box 22775, Juneau, AK 99802; (907) 789-2775.

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