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Blue Lake Expansion Project Dedication Ceremony May 8

Project expanded dam 83' and is providing 27% more electricity for Sitka


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On Friday, May 8 the City and Borough of Sitka, along with general contractor Barnard Construction Inc. and construction manager McMillen Jacobs Associates will dedicate the newly expanded Blue Lake dam.  The expansion project raised the dam by 83 feet, increasing Blue Lake’s production by 50% and providing 27% more electricity for Sitka. All are welcome to attend the dedication at noon, followed by tours of the plant and a BBQ.

The City of Sitka relies on two hydroelectric power plants to supply nearly 100% of its electricity. In recent years, Sitka has experienced load growth due to rising oil prices and increased demand for more affordable hydro powered electric heat.  The Blue Lake Expansion Project not only provides more electricity now, but also the opportunity for additional growth while maintaining energy independence.

 

WHAT:     Blue Lake Expansion Project Official Dedication Ceremony
WHO:       The City and Borough of Sitka, Barnard Construction Inc., McMillen Jacobs Associates
WHEN:    Friday, May 8, 2015 beginning at Noon
WHERE:  Blue Lake Powerhouse, 5001 Sawmill Creek Road, Sitka

 

For more information about the project: http://bluelakeexpansion.com

 

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