By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough moves forward with power plant building repair design


Though Wrangell’s grid runs on hydroelectric power, the borough has five diesel generators on standby to provide the community with supplemental electricity in case of a blackout. Four of these five generators are housed in a deteriorating building that was constructed prior to 1948.

At its May 23 meeting, the borough assembly approved over half-a-million dollars for engineers to put together plans to demolish and replace a concrete-built warehouse attached to the power plant, and replace the roof structure and a wall of the steel building that houses the generators.

Assembly Member Jim DeBord...

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