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Rates remain the same in new SEAPA budget


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The above table lays out how Southeast Alaska Power Agency allots its rebate to member communities. Shares are based on percentages of the previous three years' usage, with the greatest portion going to Ketchikan. Rebates then get used by the members' utilities.

Meeting in Wrangell this week, board members with Southeast Alaska Power Agency approved a municipal rebate and power rates for the coming year.

Headquartered in Ketchikan, the organization generates and distributes power for the Gateway Borough, Wrangell and Petersburg. Board membership is split between the three member communities, meeting at regular intervals throughout the year to set rates and direct projects.

Pending a successfully completed audit, member communities would split between them a rebate of $800,000, to be deducted from the agency's earnings. Petersburg would receive just...

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