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Week long diesel generator campaign ends Monday


September 12, 2019

The borough shut off their diesel generators Monday after running them for a week while Southeast Alaska Power Agency was performing maintenance on the Tyee Lake hydro project.

A helicopter was used to work on overhead transmission lines, and a crew inspected and tested the soundness of the wooden poles on the south end of Mitkof Island, according to Public Works Director Karl Hagerman. SEAPA also worked on their governors and tested transformers at the Tyee Lake project. Additionally, work was done at the Wrangell substation.

During the maintenance period, both Petersburg and Wrangell ha...

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