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 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Petersburg recovers from storm damages

A daily record of 3.54 inches of rain fell while hurricane force winds with gusts up to 70 mph dropped trees into power lines, bringing out borough line crews, Alaska Department of Transportation...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

SEAPA saves significantly on submarine cable

Utility Director Karl Hagerman gave a report on the Southeast Alaska Power Agency's recent board meeting to the Borough Assembly Monday. Hagerman stood in for Assembly Member Bob Lynn, Petersburg's...

 

Proposition 1: Electrical utility upgrades

Voters will decide the future of Crystal Lake hydroelectric power in Petersburg on October 5. Proposition 1 aims to raise an amount not to exceed $7.8 million in electric utility revenue bonds to...

 

Editorial

We encourage voters to vote YES on the $7.8 million bond issue proposed by Petersburg Power and Light to pay for back-up diesel generation and the refurbishment of the Crystal Lake hydro plant. Petersburg has enjoyed the benefits from the...

 

Alaska's 2021 salmon harvest of 201 million fish blew past forecast, well above 190 million projected at start of season

Alaska’s 2021 salmon harvest has blown past the forecast and by August 27 had topped 201 million fish, well above the 190 million projected at the start of the season. The catch was bolstered by a surge of pink salmon to the three top producing...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 19, 2021

Electric Utility Revenue Bonds Ordinance adopted

The Borough Assembly conducted their third and final reading of Ordinance #2021-12 during Monday's meeting. The assembly voted unanimously 7-0 to adopt the ordinance which added the Electric Utility...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 12, 2021

Customers benefit from Blind Slough hydropower

Utility Director Karl Hagerman gave a presentation during Monday's Borough Assembly meeting on the electric utility bond issue. The bond issue would provide funding for the Blind Slough Hydroelectric...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 5, 2021

Replacement undersea power cable nears completion

The marine work is done and all that remains are the final shoreside connections and testing, and a new undersea power cable between Woronkofski and Vank islands will be ready to carry electricity....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly ends three more health mandates

The Borough Assembly repealed three local health mandates and one public health alert and amended Health Mandate #5 at an assembly meeting on Monday. The changes to the local health mandates and...

 

SEAPA cable to be installed in July

On July 1, Southeast Alaska Power Agency will begin an eight day process of removing a damaged submarine cable and replacing it with a new triple conductor cable between Woronofski and Vank islands....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

Tyee, Swan lake levels in good standing

Above average snowpacks at Tyee and Swan Lakes and a slow temperature warm up in the region will likely keep Southeast Alaska Power Agency's hydroelectric facilities adequately supplied with water...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 6, 2021

Faulty insulator cause of power outages

A cracked, porcelain insulator on a utility pole in the Scow Bay Turnaround area caused two power outages on May 1, which left parts of the community in the dark for a total of about 4 hours. Petersburg Municipal Power & Light first responded to a...

 
 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 21, 2021

PMC gets OK to apply for second PPP loan

The Petersburg Borough gave the Petersburg Medical Center permission to apply for a second Paycheck Protection Program loan totaling $1.8 million at their meeting on Tuesday evening through emergency...

 
 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...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

Additional $275,000 to COVID relief

The Borough Assembly passed an ordinance in its second reading on Monday that adjusts the fiscal year 2021 budget for known changes, which allocates unused funds from the borough's utility subsidy...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Vessel screening mandate extended until Feb.

The Borough Assembly extended the borough's health mandate that places COVID-19 protocols on vessels docking and disembarking at borough harbor facilities for the fourth time at their meeting on...

 

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

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...

 
 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...

 

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