By Dan Rudy 

Residents asked to conserve power during diesel run

 


The city’s annual switch-over to diesel power is scheduled to begin next week, lasting just under two weeks.

Electrical superintendent Clay Hammer explained the temporary transition is to allow Southeast Alaska Power Agency – a

utility providing hydroelectric power to the communities of Wrangell, Ketchikan and Petersburg – to undertake maintenance projects on

its infrastructure. While those lines are down, it falls on municipalities to generate their own power during the interim, with Wrangell Municipal Light and Power firing up its diesel generators. The shutdown is scheduled to be...



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