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Alaska Hydropower Transmission & Interconnection(8-AK)

Currently, the RAPID Toolkit does not have state specific content regarding this state’s rules and regulations for hydroelectric power development.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.

Permitting at a Glance

Certificate of Public Good/Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate): A public utility may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.
Certificate Regulatory Agency: Regulatory Commission of Alaska
Certificate Threshold: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has jurisdiction over the primary transmission lines for most hydroelectric projects. However, a public utility may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska before the construction or operation of a transmission line extension projects located outside of a FERC license boundary.
Regulated Entity Definition: A "public utility" or "utility" includes every corporation whether public, cooperative, or otherwise, company, individual, or association of individuals, their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by the court, that owns, operates, manages, or controls any plant, pipeline, or system for furnishing, by generation, transmission, or distribution, electrical service to the public for compensation. AS 42.05.990(6).
Transmission Interconnection Request Process (Interconnection Request): Alaska does not currently have a state specific interconnection request process.

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