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WELCOME TO THE GUSTAVUS ELECTRIC COMPANY WEB SITE

Gustavus Electric Company, Inc. (GEC) was established in 1983. At that time, there was no central provider of electricity in the Gustavus and Glacier Bay forelands area. Gustavus Electric was organized to provide that area and community with a modern, centralized, reliable source of commercially generated electricity. 

 

 

FALLS CREEK HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT

In September 1998, the US Congress passed an act enabling Gustavus Electric access to the Falls Creek drainage as a source of hydroelectric energy upon successful completion of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing process. Detailed environmental studies began in 1996. An Environmental Assessment and application for the FERC license was submitted in 2001. The FERC license for the project was issued on October 29, 2004.  Construction began April 1, 2006 and was completed in August of 2009.

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