Need for Power Analysis: The Technical, Economic, and Financial Interrelationships

by George Volland, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,
David Tillman, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


The Susitna Hydroelectric Project is one of the largest hydroelectric projects to be brought before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by an applicant seeking the issuance of a license. The objective of the Need for Power portion of the application is to demonstrate that: there is a need for new generating capacity; the proposed project is the most economical alternative for meeting the need; and the proposed project can be financed. The size, location and complexity of the Susitna Project are reflected in the Need for Power analysis. This paper presents a summary of methodology used to demonstrate the Need for the Susitna Project.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Financial management | Hydro power | Construction management | Federal government | Power plants | Legislation | Financing | Alaska | United States

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