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By Ben Muir 

Motion to slash SEAPA rebate fails


December 21, 2017

A hydro power agency in Southeast Alaska proposed to cut a customer rebate last week after it increased by nearly $1 million in 2017, but the board shot it down while keeping the possibility of a future slash in play.

Trey Acteson, CEO of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA -- which provides most of the power used by Petersburg, Wrangell and Ketchikan -- gave two propositions to its board last Thursday: Give $2.7 million in rebate money back to the ratepayers, or cut it by 30 percent to save for future projects and debt.

“I think it’s a healthy discussion to have, just for the...

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