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SEAPA unsure whether to replace or repair faulty cable


December 26, 2019

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The faulty submarine cable is located between Woronkofski and Vank islands.

One of four submarine cables providing Petersburg with power from the Southeast Alaska Power Agency has been damaged and needs to either be repaired or replaced, but the SEAPA board is concerned with the success of repairing the cable and the price tag of a new one.

Bob Lynn, Petersburg's voting member on the SEAPA board, said the board was updated on the condition of the submarine cable, which is located between Woronkofski and Vank islands, at their meeting earlier this month. According to SEAPA documents, the fault is approximately 2,000 feet from the Woronkofski main terminal in 300 to...

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