Hydro Project Promises Cheap, Renewable Energy in Chignik Lagoon

Jun 18, 2013

A long-awaited run-of-the-river hydro project may provide most of the village's electrical needs.

A small hydro project on Packer's Creek may provide enough electricity to power Chignik Lagoon year round.
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DILLINGHAM:  Chignik Lagoon hopes to see construction started on a small hydroelectric project that, within a year or two, ought to provide 90% or more the village's electrical needs. As KDLG's Dave Bendinger reports, this is one of several alternative energy projects being studied or under development in the Lake and Peninsula Borough.

Old survey sketches suggest hydro power has been used at Packer's Creek before.
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