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Public comment opening for Kake-Petersburg Intertie


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This map shows the route of a proposed electrical transmission line that would tie Kake into the SEAPA power system via a substation in Petersburg. The 59.9-mile line would cross Frederick Sound via a submarine cable from Outlook Park and connect to Kupreanof near Prolewy Point before heading north and then west across Kupreanof Island to Kake.

PETERSBURG – The U.S. Forest Service will soon be accepting comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Kake-Petersburg Intertie, a proposed electrical transmission line that would connect Kake to a SEAPA substation in Petersburg.

The proposed project would bring cheaper power to Kake whose 550 residents are currently using costly diesel to power their homes and businesses.

"In 2011, the full retail cost of power in Kake was 62 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), more than five times the rate in the communities of Petersburg, Ketchikan and Wrangell," according to the DE...

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