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 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

SEAPA could raise rates to pay for submarine cable

Southeast Alaska Power Agency will likely have to raise rates to pay off bonding for the replacement of a damaged submarine cable, said SEAPA board voting member Bob Lynn at a Borough Assembly...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

Submarine cable gets early delivery date

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency could replace a damaged submarine cable that is used as a backup cable to provide Petersburg with power as early as this summer, according to SEAPA Board of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

2020 was an average year for rain

Last year it may have seemed like a record breaking amount of rain fell on the city. After all, Petersburg had the wettest summer on record, and heavy showers in December caused parts of the borough...

 

SEAPA anticipating future rate increases

WRANGELL - The Southeast Alaska Power Agency provides power to the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan. CEO Trey Acteson said they have not had a rate increase in over 23 years, holding...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

Breaker failure causes fire, brownout

The Petersburg Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center suffered a catastrophic failure to its boiler breakers on Oct. 16 at approximately 8:30 P.M. that resulted in a fire and a city-wide brownout,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

Human error causes blackout 

A contractor at Southeast Alaska Power Agency's Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility accidentally entered an incorrect control system input, resulting in a power outage in Wrangell and Petersburg...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

Wet summer overflows Swan Lake

During Southeast Alaska's record breaking rainfall this summer, the Swan Lake hydroelectric facility reached its full capacity for the first time since the project was upgraded three years ago, accord...

 

Clarification:

In last week’s paper, the Petersburg Pilot published a story titled, “SEAPA awards bid for submarine cable,” which cited SEAPA Board Chairman Bob Lynn as saying SEAPA had awarded the submarine cable bid to Sumitomo, a Japanese firm. The Pilot...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Power outages in two cities may be linked

At 12:27 P.M. on Saturday, power went out in parts of Petersburg. Three minutes later, downtown Wrangell was also left in the dark, leaving Petersburg and Wrangell officials to think that the two...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 23, 2020

SEAPA issues intent to award bid for submarine cable

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board of Directors has awarded a bid for the replacement of a damaged submarine cable to Sumitomo, a Japanese firm, according to Board Chairman Bob Lynn. Lynn...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

Three cities go dark in early morning power outage

The cities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan all suffered a power outage in the early morning of July 4. Rod Rhoades, light and power director for Wrangell, said that the outage hit Wrangell at...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

Borough to purchase additional public restrooms

The borough assembly approved resolution #2020-10 at their meeting on Monday, which approves the purchase of two handicap accessible restroom trailers for a total of $92,870. The purchase of the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Wrangell Port Commission approves request to relocate submarine cable

WRANGELL — It was a relatively light meeting of the Wrangell Port Commission last Thursday evening, May 7. There was only one agenda item for the commission to consider, a request by GCI to relocate the landing for a submarine cable. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 7, 2020

Replacement date for SEAPA line unknown

Southeast Alaska Power Agency is still in the process of trying to replace a damaged submarine cable that provides Petersburg with power, as complications increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bob...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

SEAPA board approves operating plan and budget increases

WRANGELL – The board of directors of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a teleconference meeting March 31, to hear an annual operations plan update as well as some operating budget increases, am...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 6, 2020

Final decision on faulty SEAPA cable by March

Southeast Alaska Power Agency conducted a survey on a damaged cable running between Woronofski and Vank islands, and the board looks to make a final decision on whether to repair the cable or replace...

 

To the Editor

Thank you To the Editor: To whomever maintains the Bill Musson trail it’s greatly appreciated. Andrew Greinier Road to nowhere To the Editor: Assembly Members please support sending a letter to Senator Stedman to not support the road being built...

 

Wrangell and Petersburg lose power Friday

The cities of Wrangell and Petersburg both briefly lost power on Friday morning, Jan. 10. The power outage occurred a little before 11 a.m. and lasted about an hour. Both cities typically receive...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 2, 2020

2019: Year in Review

January Following the shutdown of the U.S. government on Dec. 22, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard stated it would continue offering essential services. The borough assembly approved $600,000 for a new...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 26, 2019

SEAPA board postpones rate increase decision

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board voted against a half-cent rate increase at their meeting earlier this month, but will vote on a possible rate increase again in March. The Tyee Lake hydro proje...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 26, 2019

SEAPA unsure whether to replace or repair faulty cable

One of four submarine cables providing Petersburg with power from the Southeast Alaska Power Agency has been damaged and needs to either be repaired or replaced, but the SEAPA board is concerned with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 12, 2019

Borough assembly names four to SEAPA board

Assembly Member Bob Lynn and Robert Larson were appointed as voting members on the Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board by Mayor Mark Jensen at an assembly meeting last week, with Utility Director...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 5, 2019

Borough assembly votes against supporting, repealing Roadless Rule

The borough assembly took a neutral position on the future of the Roadless Rule at Monday's assembly meeting when they voted against a resolution that supported keeping the Roadless Rule intact and a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

Tyee Lake set to power borough through winter

The water level at Tyee Lake was at 1,380.6 feet as of Monday, which will allow the hydro plant to produce power for over seven months should all inflows to the lake stop. As part of the Southeast Ala...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 3, 2019

Batteries at Tyee facility to be replaced

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board approved $97,750 to replace the backup battery bank at the Tyee Lake hydro facility at a regular board meeting last Thursday. Early last month, Petersburg and...

 

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