Blue Lake Pulp Mill P-2230

General information

Waterway  Sawmill Creek
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2230
FERC project name Blue Lake
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 7/5/07
Permit expiration 3/27/38

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 0.9 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.

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