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Ship's exaust
By Anita Hales



June 23, 2007

The cruise ships run their engines in port for electricity. Ketchikan doesn't have surplus power at this point to supply them which is one reason we have been pushing so hard for funds to complete the Tyee/Swan Lake electrical intertie. This project would supply ample power to not only Ketchikan but several Southeast communities. Currently, the state legislature has allocated $46 million to finish the project. When it is completed, we can have the ships plug in to shore power, which they'd probably prefer to do anyway.

Looking forward to a time when a Bradfield Canal electrical intertie links us to Canada, we will be ready to sell power to our neighbors.

Anita Hales
Ketchikan, AK

Received June 22, 2007 - Published June 23, 2007


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