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By Dan Rudy 

Bell Island geothermal a possibility for SEAPA


During their regular meeting held on Feb. 4 and 5, members of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency board approved taking the next steps toward diversifying the power provider’s energy portfolio.

In particular, SEAPA could begin looking into the possibility of geothermal development at Bell Island, which has a former resort sporting a hot spring. The site has had the attention of the Unites States Geological Survey as a potential power source for well over half a century, but has yet to be fully assessed.

“We’re just scratching the surface,” explained SEAPA’s special projects director...

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