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Businessmen wants to keep Juneau power company locally run


August 10, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska state capital's electric utility is set to change hands late next year, but some in the city are looking for a way to keep it under local control.

Avista, which is the parent company for Juneau's power company, Alaska Light Electric & Power, is in the process of being bought by Canadian energy company Hydro One. The sale is expected to close in late 2018, the Juneau Empire reported.

The two heads of Juneau Hydropower — President and CEO Keith Comstock and Managing Director Duff Mitchell — have expressed interest in ensuring the power company stays loca...

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