The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that on September 6, 2017, Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) filed an application to relinquish Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate) No. 377 for the provision of electric service. Docket No. U-17-084 was opened to address this matter.

The Borough of Petersburg, Alaska and the City and Borough of Wrangell, Alaska created TBPA as a joint agency. In Commission Order U-86-063(1), the former Alaska Public Utilities Commission granted Certificate No. 377 authorizing TBPA to operate and maintain the Lake Tyee Hydroelectric Project (Project) and provide wholesale electric service to the Wrangell and Petersburg municipal electric utilities.

Per AS 42.05.261(a), a public utility may not discontinue or abandon a service for which a certificate has been issued by the Commission unless an application has been filed by the public utility and if, after notice and opportunity for hearing, the Commission finds that the continued service is not required by public convenience and necessity.

TBPA states that operation and maintenance responsibility for the Project has been transferred to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency. TBPA asserts that, if the application is approved, there will be no effect on the wholesale electric service provided from the Project.

No motions for waiver or petitions for confidentiality were filed with the application. The Commission has not assessed the completeness of the application. The Commission may determine whether the application is complete by September 27, 2017.

You may obtain information about this application by contacting Trey Acteson, Southeast Alaska Power Agency, 1900 First Avenue, Suite 318, Ketchikan, AK, 99901; phone: (907) 228-2281. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed at the Commission’s website at by typing Docket No. “U-17-084” in the Find a Matter search box.

The Commission may approve a classification or impose conditions that vary from the proposed. To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00pm, October 16, 2017 at the Commission’s address given above or via our website at:

Please reference the docket number and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with TBPA at its address given above.

Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY (907) 276-4533 or send a request via electronic mail to by October 9, 2017.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 25th day of September, 2017.

                                                     REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA


                                                     Keven K Kleweno, P.E.
                                                           Acting Engineering Section Manager

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 9/25/2017
Archive Date: 10/17/2017
  • Public Comment Deadline
    9/25/2017 2:00pm - 10/16/2017 5:00pm