Member Communities

Ketchikan, Wrangell & Petersburg

MEMBER COMMUNITIES

KETCHIKAN, WRANGELL & PETERSBURG

Get to know our member communities

SEAPA sells its generated power to three communities, referred to as member communities. The power generated is sold to the communities’ utilities as outlined in the Power Sales Agreement, at a whole sale power rate. The member communities, Ketchikan, Petersburg, and Wrangell, benefit from the power at both facilities through the Swan-Tyee Intertie.

MEET

Ketchikan

  • Located on Revillagigedo Island
  • Population: 13,901
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 153”
  • Economy: primarily based on commercial fishing, seafood processing, forest products, transportation, government, and tourism.
  • An average of 900,000 tourists visit Ketchikan yearly from cruise ships alone
  • Many houses primarily use oil to heat, transferring houses from oil to electric will drive electric customer growth
  • Has primary use of Swan Lake hydro facility and secondary use of Tyee Hydro facility, after Petersburg and Wrangell
  • 7813 metered services
  • Ketchikan customers consume on average over 170,000 mWh
  • City of Ketchikan
  • Ketchikan Public Utilities

MEET

Petersburg

  • Located on Mitkof Island
  • Population: 3,266
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 110”
  • Economy: Primarily based on commercial fishing and seafood processing
  • Petersburg has primary use of power generated at the Tyee Hydro Facility along with Wrangell.
  • Petersburg and Wrangell also have secondary use of power generated at Swan Lake after Ketchikan’s use.
  • 1,401 meters
  • Consumes on average over 50,000 mWh
  • 97,804 mWh were produced by Swan Lake Hydro Facility
  • Over 100,000 mWh produced by Tyee Hydro Facility on average
  • Petersburg Borough
  • Petersburg Municipal Power & Light

MEET

Wrangell

  • Located at the Northern tip of Wrangell Island
  • Population: 2,502
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 79”
  • Economy: Primarily based on timber and forest products, fishing, seafood processing, and tourism
  • 1,185 meters
  • Consumed 37,594.1 mWh
  • 97,804 mWh were produced by Swan Lake Hydro Facility
  • Over 100,000 mWh produced by Tyee Hydro Facility on average
  • The City and Borough of Wrangell
  • Wrangell Municipal Light & Power

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