PETERSBURG-AK The organization that owns the four hydro-electric plants serving Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan, Copper Valley and Kodiak is ready to split up. But the deal requires unanimous approval from the governing bodies in each of the member communities ……including the Petersburg city council and Wrangell borough assembly. Under the restructuring of the Four Dam Pool Power Agency, the southeast members would split-off and form their own public organization. The new Southeast Power Agency would consist of the Tyee Lake plant serving Petersburg and Wrangell, the Swan Lake plant serving Ketchikan, and a soon-to-be-completed power line connecting the two. Power Agency officials say the split-up would allow the new southeast agency to focus on southeast interests. Power Agency CEO Dave Carlson and other officials held meetings in Wrangell and Petersburg to answer questions about the plan. Reporter Matt Lichtenstein asked Carlson about it ahead of time.
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