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RE: Plug Into Shore Power
By Dave Kiffer


April 18, 2006

Carrie James raises an interesting point about cutting back on air pollution and raising local revenues by having the big ships plug into the local power grid.

When this came up last year, the response was that Ketchikan currently doesn't have enough surplus electrical power to handle the additional load. KPU made the comparison that the average big ship uses as much electricity as Wrangell.

Just another reason why we need to finish the unfinished Swan Lake - Lake Tyee electrical intertie!

Dave Kiffer
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: Long-time Ketchikan resident and member of the Ketchikan Borough Assembly.


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letter Plug into shore power By Carrie James - Ketchikan, AK - USA



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