A Juneau utility says a hydro project will be off line for two days this month but no service disruptions are expected.
Debbie Ferreira, with Alaska Electric Light and Power Company, says diesel generators will be used to supplement power production.
The project is going off-line to allow helicopter clearance for materials for a new avalanche diversion structure. The structure, intended to direct the force of an avalanche from the tower base, will be similar to one installed in 2009 that was credited with preventing tower damage from an avalanche earlier this year.
The company included the estimated cost of diesel in the cost of power adjustment on customers’ bills. It says any savings or additional costs related to the diesel usage will be factored into the next quarter’s adjustment.
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