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 borough assembly May 17.

Crews will lay about 3.5 miles of new cable. The manufacturing and installation of the cable is estimated to cost about $13.4 million, Acteson said

SEAPA board member Bob Lynn told the assembly at an earlier meeting that the regional power agency would likely need to raise its rates to cover the cost of the project. He had esti...

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