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.
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):||The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has jurisdiction over the primary transmission lines for most hydroelectric projects. However, a developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska for transmission line extension projects located outside of a FERC license boundary.|
|Certificate Regulatory Agency:||Regulatory Commission of Alaska|
|Certificate Threshold:||A public utility or developer before construction or opeation of a transmission line extension project located outside of a FERC license boundary.|
|Public Utility/Electric Plant 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.|||
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