Two bills introduced to expand hydroelectric power in Alaska

Alaskan hydro legislation

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have introduced two bills designed to expand hydroelectric power in Alaska.

Specifically, the bills are:

  • S. 214 authorizes expansion of the 33.5-MW Terror Lake hydroelectric project near Kodiak, allowing Kodiak and the largest Coast Guard base in the U.S. to continue to receive reliable, emissions-free energy
  • S. 215 authorizes a stay of the hydroelectric license for the 9.6-MW Mahoney Lake project near Ketchikan, allowing the Southeast Alaska Power Association to consider this renewable project for up to 10 additional years

“My top priority as chairman of the Energy Committee is to deliver for Alaska,” Murkowski said. “These bills will boost hydropower projects to help provide clean, reliable, and affordable electricity to our communities.” She said these measures, along with two others introduced last week, “were in the conference report for our broad, bipartisan energy bill last year, and I’m optimistic we will be able to see them signed into law in this new Congress.”

Murkowski is chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and the measures were referred to this committee after their introduction.

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