The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA), in partnership with the Railbelt utilities, has filed a license amendment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as an initial step in pursuing the Dixon Diversion. The addition of Dixon Diversion would be the largest hydropower development project on the Kenai Peninsula since the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project was first developed. The proposed project would be located five miles southwest of Bradley Lake, approximately 27 miles northeast of Homer on the Kenai Peninsula.
Estimated five years of studies and permitting followed by five years of construction
The estimated construction cost of the project is between $400-600 million. The construction funding source is yet to be determined.
• May 2022 - Public Notice: Joint Agency and Public Meeting
• April 2022 - Initial Consultation Document by Kleinschmidt Associates
• June 7, 2022 - Dixon Diversion Conceptual Study by Dowl Alaska
• June 14, 2022 - Bradley Lake + Dixon Overview Presentation by Bryan Carey, AEA