While the Green Lake power station remains closed, all of Sitka’s energy needs are being met by the Blue Lake Dam. Utility Director Bryan Bertacchi updated the Sitka Assembly on the town’s power situation during its regular meeting this week (10-25-16). The Green Lake plant was shut down on October 17th, when an intake gate failed during a routine inspection.
Sitka lost power for a little under an hour Wednesday afternoon when a relay tripped at the Jarvis St. diesel substation. Utility director Chris Brewton says this won’t be the last outage of this kind.