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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell residents asked to conserve power during next week's diesel run


WRANGELL – The city’s annual switch-over to diesel power is scheduled to begin next week, lasting just under two weeks.

Electrical superintendent Clay Hammer explained the temporary transition is to allow Southeast Alaska Power Agency – a utility providing hydroelectric power to the communities of Wrangell, Ketchikan and Petersburg – to undertake maintenance projects on its infrastructure. While those lines are down, it falls on municipalities to generate their own power during the interim, with Wrangell and Petersburg firing up its diesel generators. The shutdown is scheduled to be...

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