Blind Slough work pushed to spring 2022


October 21, 2021

Ola Richards / Petersburg Pilot

The Crystal Lake hydroelectric plant is located 17.5 miles south of Petersburg just off Mitkof Highway.

A switch replacement at the Blind Slough hydroelectric plant will have to wait until April of next year after the work slated for this fall was delayed according to Utility Director Karl Hagerman.

The work, unrelated to the Blind Slough hydroelectric plant refurbishment project, aims to replace a remote operated switch called a VacPac at the plant's substation.

"There was some concern from the utility, actually many years ago now, that that VacPac had reached the end of its service life and so there was a new switch purchased and a plan put in place to replace it," Hagerman said.

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