Welcome to the Beaver Falls Relicensing Website
The City of Ketchikan, Alaska d/b/a Ketchikan Public Utilities (KPU) is beginning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing of the 7.1 megawatt (MW) Beaver Falls Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 1922) (Project). This is a multi-year, federally mandated process that has the ultimate goal of obtaining a new operating license for the Project. This new license will dictate Project operations and associated Project resource management measures for the next 40 years.
FERC requires KPU to collaborate and consult with stakeholders, including federal, state, and local agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Indian tribes, and other interested parties throughout the entire multi-year relicensing process. KPU and stakeholders will work together to address operational, economic, and environmental issues associated with the Project. KPU’s ultimate goal is to receive a new FERC operating license that satisfies operational needs and appropriately addresses the concerns of stakeholders.
KPU welcomes you to the Beaver Falls Relicensing website and hopes that the site serves as a helpful and informative public resource throughout relicensing. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the Contact Us page.