Petersburg Pilot -

By Ron Loesch
Publisher 

Editorial

Vote Yes on PMP&L bonds

 

September 30, 2021



We encourage voters to vote YES on the $7.8 million bond issue proposed by Petersburg Power and Light to pay for back-up diesel generation and the refurbishment of the Crystal Lake hydro plant.

Petersburg has enjoyed the benefits from the construction of the Crystal Lake hydro project that was built by forward thinking residents in the 1920s. The current operation, that was last upgraded in 1957, generates power at 1.3-cents per kilowatt hour. It’s a bargain rate compared to anywhere else in Alaska or the Lower 48.

The project will enable future Petersburg residents access to cheap power...



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