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SEAPA board approves payment to Wrangell and Petersburg, sets wholesale power rates


The Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a two-day meeting in Wrangell last week, on June 19 and 20. The SEAPA board of directors consists of five voting community members and their alternates from Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan, which are the three communities the power agency supplies. During last week's meetings, the board agreed to pay the two cities of Wrangell and Petersburg almost $850,000 in a reimbursement package.

The reimbursement plan was to pay back the two cities for switching to diesel power back in February and March. SEAPA typically draws hydropower from Tyee Lake and su...

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