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SEAPA hires new CEO

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency announced Tuesday that the board has hired Trey Acteson as the new CEO. He’ll replace Dave Carlson, who is retiring.

According to SEAPA, Acteson will start his new job on Aug. 20. He comes from the Chugach Electrical Association, where he managed hydroelectrical power plants in Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. Acteson has 27 years of experience working with electric utilities in Alaska.

SEAPA owns the Swan Lake and Tyee Lake hydroelectric dams, which provide power to Ketchikan, Petersburg and Wrangell. The SEAPA board comprises representatives from the three communities, and its offices are located in Ketchikan.

In a news release, Acteson said he welcomes the opportunity to help shape SEAPA’s future.

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