Igiugig Hydrokinetic Project
This project generates energy from a 40-foot long foil turning at the bottom of Kvichak River at Iguigig. It has a 10-year pilot licence because of its potential impact to anadromous fish and Bristol Bay’s sockeye runs.
Project Name: Igiugig Hydrokinetic Project
FERC Project Number: P-13511
Water Body: Kvichak
Type of Project: Hydrokinetic-River
Status: Pilot License Issued
Primary User: Igiugig
Operating Utility: Igiugig Village Council
FERC License Expiration: April 30, 2029
Licensing Process: Pilot License
FERC License Expiration Date: May 2029
Nameplate Power Capacity (MW): 0.04
Annual Estimate Generation (GWH): 0.4
Surface Area of Impoundment (acres): 0
Project Details: 64-foot long, 11-foot high, 43-foot wide pontoon mounted RivGen® Power System Turbine Generator. When it is operating, this unit sits on the bottom of the river.
NOAA Fisheries Trust Resources: Sockeye, Chinook, chum, coho, and pink salmon
NOAA Fisheries Area of Interest: The ORPC technology is untested as a fully operational unit. NOAA Fisheries is part of the adaptive management team to evaluate monitoring data and needs. University of Alaska Fairbanks staff will monitor the project during sockeye smolt outmigration.