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.
Received June 22, 2007 - Published June 23, 2007
Ships' Diesel Exhaust By Randy M. Lake - Ketchikan, AK
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