Snow River Project

Exploring sustainability options for future power generation, Chugach has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a preliminary permit for the proposed Snow River Hydroelectric Project. The application was prepared in order that Chugach may secure and maintain priority of application for a license for the project under the Federal Power Act while gathering the data required to determine the feasibility of the project, and to support an application for a license for the Snow River Project.

The study program in support of developing a License Application would be conducted according to FERC’s licensing regulations and in close coordination with applicable landowners and resource agencies.  Field studies would be conducted and all necessary and feasible measures will be taken to minimize disturbance to the environment and landscape during the study program.  Power generated from the project would be provided to retail, commercial, and wholesale customers of Chugach.

This application to FERC is an initial step in a project that could take up to 10 years to complete. Chugach is exploring the options at Snow River as the project would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide a stable, sustainable power supply for many generations of Alaskans.

FERC order issuing preliminary permit and granting priority to file license application

Snow River Project FERC application


Public Meetings - Study of a proposed hydroelectric project on the North Fork of the Snow River

April 17, 2017 Anchorage - Lakefront Hotel, 4800 Spenard Road  7 p.m.

April 18, 2017 Moose Pass - Moose Pass Community Hall, MP 29.5 Deward Highway  7 p.m.