Alaska's $4.3B Susitna hydroelectric project advances

Planning for the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric project in Alaska is still in the preliminary stages, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has submitted a scoping document on environmental issues that need to be addressed in the project's environmental impact statement. The hydroelectric project would cost up to $4.3 billion, according to a civil engineer on the project, and the dam would be about 700 feet. The plant would generate 2.5 million megawatt hours per year.

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