Juneau power switches to diesel following avalanche

Once again, an avalanche has destroyed a tower along the Snettisham Hydroelectric Project south of Juneau, knocking out low-cost power to the capital city. Diesel generators are now providing electricity to Juneau. A borough-wide power outage lasted less than an hour and a half this afternoon. While Alaska Electric Light and Power crews were flying over the Snettisham line to search for the cause, the company started diesel generators.

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau

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