Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project

Alaska Energy Authority

Alaska Earth Sciences (AES) operated as the Logistics Manager for the State of Alaska, Alaska Energy Authority Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Baseline Studies. AES’ responsibilities involved the coordination of assets, camp management, logistics management, asset tracking, communications, Emergency Response planning, and subcontracting for up to 150 field personnel during summer and winter scientific programs. As a State of Alaska funded project, transparency and operational justification were required for all expenses and AES was able to realize one of the Alaska Energy Authority’s goals of contracting as much as possible with local businesses in the Mat-Su valley. Through community engagement, AES subcontracted with local vendors, personnel, and service providers to achieve an 85% spend rate in the Mat-Su Valley, and over 99% Alaska vendors.

Photo: Photographer-David Redgrave, featuring repeater station in Susitna River watershed