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Power & Light pushes to have own crews complete capital improvement work


March 30, 2017

Petersburg Power and Light is seeking to fill a vacant journeyman lineman position to enable the local crews to complete improvements and upgrades to the utility infrastructure.

At a Friday morning work session Superintendent Joe Nelson told the Assembly his workers can complete the work at lower cost to the utility than hiring contract workers from Juneau.

Nelson said Chatham Electric in Juneau could do the work at more than double the cost of local crews.

A Chatham foreman would cost $175/hr and overtime would cost $242/hr.

PMP&L’s foreman would cost $72/hr. and overtime would cost $14...

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