Conservation can ease Thursday night’s planned outage

Large parts of Sitka will be without power for most of the night Thursday (4-10-14) -- or not, depending on what actions residents take to conserve electricity. The Sitka Electric Department is installing the switches and transformers needed to operate a new backup generator. But, as KCAW’s Robert Woolsey reports, the Department has a trick up its sleeve that will keep the electricity on at most homes, as long as we power off our big appliances. Read More