The purpose of the study is to facilitate the development of the Southeast electrical intertie through the development of the Alaska-BCintertie for energy export. The export of energy through the Alaska-BC intertie will enable the completion of interties throughout Southeast Alaska including completion of the Swan-Tyee connection. Energy export could lead to the development of a number of hydro-electric projects in many locations in Southeast Alaska meeting domestic power needs and providing a surplus for export. The goal is to provide the energy needed for economic development in southeast Alaska resulting in jobs for Alaskans and providing reliable, less costly alternatives to diesel generated electricity for Alaskan communities.
AEA received word that the BC government has asked British Columbia Transmission Corporation to construct a transmission line that will bring the BC grid/U.S. grid access to within 90 miles of the Alaska Border and 120 miles from the Lake Tyee Power Plant.