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NEWS Capital City Weekly The recently downed tower linking Juneau to the Snettisham power line is a reminder that we should practice energy conservation every day. Hats off to AEL&P for getting the towers quickly repaired when the first avalanche took out three towers in April 2008. In a short six weeks, Juneau residents were back to "normal" and there was a collective sigh of relief from high energy rates. In terms of energy conservation practices, however, there is a downside to this short time frame.

Real conservation requires a change in behavior

A detailed look of the black area in the other photo. Only minutes by helicopter from the Snettisham plant, repair crews take advantage of work days when there is low avalanche danger.
Libby Sterling Photos
A detailed look of the black area in the other photo. Only minutes by helicopter from the Snettisham plant, repair crews take advantage of work days when there is low avalanche danger.
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