Tag: Alaska Energy Authority

Legislature approves Blue Lake loan

Just before it gaveled out on Friday, five days late, the Alaska Legislature passed a bill of particular importance to Sitka: Senate Bill 99, which includes language authorizing the city to apply for a low-cost state loan to complete the Blue Lake dam hydroelectric project. Read More

Legislature to decide fate of Blue Lake loan

Sitka’s last chance to avoid another electric rate hike is in the hands of the Alaska House of Representatives this weekend. The city wants access to a low-cost loan to finance the final portion of the Blue Lake hydroelectric project. But first it needs the approval of the state legislature. Read More

Wind power sparks interest at utility meeting

The Alaska Energy Authority’s research into the potential for utility-grade wind power in Sitka may provide an unexpected boon to residents living off the grid: The wind maps the AEA is producing could aid island dwellers in setting up residential turbines. The maps have detailed information on local winds, and are easy to find on the internet. Read More
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