|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2230|
|FERC project name||Blue Lake|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Sitka City & Borough of|
|Owner type||Publicly Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||2014|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||1|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||0.7 mW|
This project, located on Sawmill Creek in the Borough of Sitka, Alaska, occupies 1,628.1 acres of federal lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service.
The Blue Lake Project is operated in conjunction with the Green Lake Project No. 2818. The Blue Lake Project is operated to meet daily base loads and the Green Lake Project is operated to meet daily peak loads. Both project reservoirs are drawn down during winter when inflow to the reservoirs decreases and the demand for electricity increases.