Juniper Creek Hydroelectric Project
This small-scale hydroelectric project is located in the Chugach Mountains, Alaska. The Project is located in
the Juniper Creek watershed, a small tributary of the Eagle River. The Project will provide power to the
Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) power grid. Juniper Creek flows year-round and is expected to generate
electricity throughout the year.
A base station (BJB01) is located on the ridge west of the power plant. BJB01 has two primary functions:
provide 24/7/365 communications to MEA and the power plant main controller computer system. The communications
consists of a pair of wireless spread-spectrum Freewave ZumLink radios. Data is collected at the BJB01 station
for control of the stations solar-power system, and control of the communication equipment to allow efficient
operation and energy use of the station.