Ketchikan goes on diesel power
Ketchikan Public Utilities announced to customers on Monday that it would supplement hydro generation with diesel power, to conserve water in the KPU reservoirs.
The utility reported that October electric usage in the City and Borough of Ketchikan was the highest in history for the month of October. Electric consumption in Wrangell and Petersburg was also very high, according to the utility.
“Ketchikan experienced a very dry fall, and as a result of the reduced rainfall, the water in KPU reservoirs is lower than normal,” the utility said in a notice in the Ketchikan Daily News.