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 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 20, 2022

Utility needs to boost line capacity out of power plant for future needs

Wrangell's generating plant has an eight-megawatt line out the door but needs to go up to 12 megawatts if it wants to fully serve the power needs of the community during shortages, according to the...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 13, 2022

Assembly raises electricity rates; first in eight years

The borough assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an electricity rate hike that will increase the kilowatt-hour charge by 7.5% to 9% for most residential and business customers in Wrangell. The rate increase comes after the Southeast Alaska...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 6, 2022

Assembly will consider increase in electricity rates

Ratepayers will have a chance to weigh in next Tuesday on the borough’s proposed increase in electricity rates for residential and commercial customers. If approved, the rate hike would increase the kilowatt-hour charge by 7.5% to 9% for most resid...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    December 2, 2021

Unexpected wind gusts knock out power in town

An unexpected, strong weather system sent high winds tearing through Wrangell, snapping three Southeast Alaska Power Agency poles which blocked the highway at City Park and knocked out power to most of Wrangell for much of Tuesday afternoon into the...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    December 2, 2021

Power restored to remaining 90 homes without light in Wrangell

The aftermath of an unexpectedly strong Tuesday weather system affected life in Wrangell, postponing community events and unfurling an outpouring of support amid power outages. Power was restored to... Full story

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 17, 2021

Power agency will start laying new undersea cable

A cable-laying barge is scheduled to start work between Vank and Woronkofski islands the first week of July to replace a 3.5-mile section of the power line that connects Wrangell and Petersburg. The undersea cable, which was installed in 1983,...

 

Power agency will replace submarine cable next month

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency plans to begin an eight-day process July 1 of removing a damaged submarine electrical cable and replacing it with a new line between Woronkofski and Vank islands, SEAPA CEO Trey Acteson told the Petersburg...

 

SEAPA still reviewing fire damage

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency continues to review damage and repair costs after a fire at its Zimovia Highway warehouse and office building May 13. The fire did not affect electrical service to the community. The Sentinel last week incorrectly...

 

SEAPA fire

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency reported "minimal damage to the structure and its contents" from a fire May 13 at its warehouse and office building at 4408 Zimovia Highway. "The root cause and...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 11, 2021

Cable ship moves GCI fiber optic line this week

A ship built especially for laying fiber optic cable on the ocean floor was in front of Wrangell this week, moving GCI's Seafast communications cable into a safer position away from underwater power...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Light & Power solves wiring issue with generator

Early last week, Wrangell Municipal Light & Power repaired an issue involving one of its newer diesel generators. Light & Power Director Rod Rhoades said a computer controlling the...

 

Borough Assembly reviews revenues in workshop

Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop last Tuesday, Dec. 8 to review the city's current financial status. That evening's presentation, according to Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen, was primarily...

 

Repairs made after stormy week

Last week saw high winds and stormy weather for many Southeast Alaskan communities. In Haines, there was a landslide that led to several people going missing. According to the Associated Press, in an...

 

SEAPA anticipating future rate increases

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency provides power to the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan. CEO Trey Acteson said they have not had a rate increase in over 23 years, holding steady at...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

Wet summer overflows Swan Lake

During Southeast Alaska's record breaking rainfall this summer, the Swan Lake hydroelectric facility reached its full capacity for the first time since the project was upgraded three years ago, accord...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

Human error causes blackout

A contractor at Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility accidentally entered an incorrect control system input, resulting in a power outage in Wrangell and Petersburg Saturday morning, said SEAPA CEO Trey Acteson. SEAPA...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Power outages in two cities may be linked

At 12:27 P.M. on Saturday, power went out in parts of Petersburg. Three minutes later, downtown Wrangell was also left in the dark, leaving Petersburg and Wrangell officials to think that the two...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

Three cities go dark in early morning power outage

The cities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan all suffered a power outage in the early morning of July 4. Rod Rhoades, light and power director for Wrangell, said that the outage hit Wrangell at...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Port Commission approves request to relocate submarine cable

It was a relatively light meeting of the Wrangell Port Commission last Thursday evening, May 7. There was only one agenda item for the commission to consider, a request by GCI to relocate the landing...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 7, 2020

Replacement date for SEAPA line unknown

PETERSBURG – Southeast Alaska Power Agency is still in the process of trying to replace a damaged submarine cable that provides Petersburg with power, as complications increase due to the COVID-19 p...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

SEAPA board hears operations plan update, approves operating budget increases

The board of directors of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a teleconference meeting March 31, to hear an annual operations plan update as well as some operating budget increases, among other...

 

Final decision on faulty SEAPA cable by March

Southeast Alaska Power Agency conducted a survey on a damaged cable running between Woronkofski and Vank islands and the board will make a final decision on whether to repair the cable or replace it b...

 

Wrangell and Petersburg lose power

The cities of Wrangell and Petersburg both briefly lost power on Friday morning, Jan. 10. The power outage occurred a little before 11 a.m. and lasted about an hour. Both cities typically receive...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

2019: A year in review

Following is the Wrangell Sentinel's news review for January through June of 2019. Next week the review will include events from July through December. January Jan. 13 - The Fairbanks Arts...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Tyee Lake set to power Wrangell through winter

PETERSBURG – The water level at Tyee Lake was at 1,380.6 feet as of Nov. 18, which will allow the hydro plant to produce power for over seven months should all inflows to the lake stop. As part of...

 

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