The latest plans for a large hydro electric power plant on the mainland north of Petersburg call for tunneling into a remote mountain in Thomas Bay north of Petersburg and siphoning water from the perched mountaintop lake for generating electricity. The private company seeking to build the project says it will sell the power initially to customers in Southeast Alaska, but eventually hopes to export the electricity. Cascade Creek presented revised plans for the hydro plant to Petersburg residents last week.
Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg
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