Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

$600K rebate anticipated from SEAPA, diesel run delayed


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Above, a graph shows SEAPA's total power sales to the community by month over the past three fiscal years. The chart shows sales for Wrangell areas. With FY17 on its way to wrapping up, the year's usage has been given a systemwide boost by colder than usual winters.

The governing board for Southeast Alaska Power Agency has approved a draft for next year's budget, as well as a hefty rebate to its member communities' utilities.

The decision was supported by a fair financial position for the agency, which supplies hydroelectric power to Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg. In a meeting held at Wrangell's Nolan Center Tuesday afternoon, SEAPA chief executive Trey Acteson explained sales revenues had come in higher than expected. Power sales to Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg together totaled $11.1 million, more than $1.15M above what was budgeted, and $1...

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