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By Olivia Rose
Pilot Writer 

Blind Slough Hydro Project selected for $2.9 million federal energy grant


February 15, 2024

Karl Hagerman

Inside the newly refurbished Blind Slough Hydro facility.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected the Blind Slough Hydroelectric Project to receive up to $2.9 million in Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement Incentives which will complete funding for the hydro project, support the facility improvements, and enable the borough to shift money to the Scow Bay Generation Project.

"The whole energy efficiency grant is set up to help projects that will increase energy efficiency and small hydro," Utility Director Karl Hagerman told the Pilot.

Hagerman said he is "thrilled" that the DOE selected the Blind Slough Hydroelectric Project as one of 46 projec...

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