Energy authority wants more time for dam filing

The Alaska Energy Authority wants more time to file with federal regulators an initial study report for the massive proposed Susitna-Watana dam project.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- The Alaska Energy Authority wants more time to file with federal regulators an initial study report for the massive proposed Susitna-Watana dam project.

AEA spokeswoman Emily Ford says the $10 million proposed by Gov. Sean Parnell for next year's budget isn't enough to get through a full field season. AEA wanted $110 million.
While the Legislature might provide more funding, Ford says AEA will have to reprioritize its project plans based on currently available funds and Parnell's budget proposal.
AEA faces a Feb. 3 deadline to file an initial study report with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. AEA has proposed filing a draft by then and a final report in June.
Parnell declined to provide more funding, saying he had wanted to see more progress first in land-access negotiations.
 

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