Project: Nushagak Cooperatives Exploration of the Nuyakuk Hydroelectric Project

Project Description: This proposed run of river project could be capable of generating up to 12 MWs of year-round electricity depending on the season and associated river flow without the use of a dam. The project will not only provide a source of renewable energy, but a fiber optic cable would be provided to the communities of Dillingham, Aleknagik, Koliganek, New Stuyahok, Ekwok and Levelock as well.

People/Organizations responsible for completing these steps: Nushagak Electric and Telephone Cooperative (NETC) will be responsible for completing the studies. NETC will collaborate with community and tribal organizations, including BBNA Economic Development and the Aquatics Resource Working Group, to pursue funding opportunities as well as project viability.

Cost Estimates:

Costs: Estimated study costs $6M, overall estimated project cost $120-150M

Timeline: Through 2030

Funding Partners: TBD

Evaluation Measures:

NETC’s initial goal is to complete the required studies for site evaluation, including continued regional consultations as study information is developed, with the objective of determining the viability of Nuyakuk Hydro Concept in our region.

Key Project Contact:

Name: Will Chaney

Title: CEO/GM

Organization: Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative

Questions about the CEDS?

Contact Kristina Andrew

Economic Development Program Manager

(907)-842-5257 ext. 6223

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