Homer Electric Association

HEA bills to rise July 1

Homer Electric Association power bills will rise July 1, driven by the cost of the Cook Inlet natural gas that fuels about 90 percent of… Continue reading

 

HEA secures lower price on gas deal with Furie

The price of Cook Inlet natural gas continues to trend downward as utilities and producers agree to contracts beyond 2018. Homer Electric Association has signed… Continue reading

 

HEA takes a look at electric vehicles

Of the attendees who drove from the central Kenai Peninsula to Homer for Homer Electric Association’s annual member meeting on Thursday, at least two made… Continue reading

 

Phone scammers posing as HEA collectors

Phone scammers posing as bill collectors for Homer Electric Association have targeted local business owners, seeking payment for false electric bills and threatening to cut… Continue reading

Tie vote jeopardizes HEA solar project

A Homer Electric Association plan to build Alaska’s highest-capacity solar farm near HEA’s Anchor Point substation is in limbo after the cooperative’s eight directors tied… Continue reading

3 seats on HEA ballot

The nearly 24,000 members of Homer Electric Association will soon have their chance to extend their involvement in the utility beyond flicking their light switches… Continue reading

Lawmakers look at potential penta problem

Editor's note: This story has been changed to add information about an error in the 2015 U.S Fish and Game ground contamination study near HEA… Continue reading

Borough may fund closer look at landfill gas

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the planned capacity of the initial landfill gas generator. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly faces a… Continue reading

Fallen trees cause power outages across central peninsula

High winds brought down trees across the Kenai Peninsula on Monday. In many cases, those trees also brought down power lines. By 2 p.m, Central… Continue reading

Trees caused HEA outages in Sterling

Birch trees laden with snow and ice will — as poet Robert Frost memorialized in his piece “Birches” — often “bend to left and right/across… Continue reading

Electric vehicles raise more questions than answers

Though electric cars are finding enthusiastic users in Alaska’s Southeast, how they would perform on the Kenai Peninsula is largely a speculative matter. To date,… Continue reading

HEA holds first energy technology workshops

Conversations at Homer Electric Association (HEA)’s first Energy Technology Workshop on Thursday at Kenai Peninsula College ranged from very practical — increasing home energy efficiency… Continue reading

HEA shoots for 2018 solar project completion

Homer Electric Association is hoping to have its small-scale solar project online by the end of the 2018 construction season, said HEA Director of Power,… Continue reading

HEA considers diversifying electricity

Most electricity used on the Kenai Peninsula has one source. Gas turbines, burning natural gas produced from Cook Inlet, make about 90 percent of the… Continue reading

Solar passes wind in HEA home renewable electricity

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the Regulatory Commission of Alaska's limits on net metered generation.  Though the Kenai Peninsula’s wind feels… Continue reading

Feds reconsidering lease rates for hydropower operators

Federal administrators of land beneath six of Alaska’s hydroelectricity plants — including the Kenai Peninsula’s Bradley Lake plant — are considering claims by hydropower operators… Continue reading

HEA exploring solar power

Homer Electric Association is “in the exploratory phase” of planning a solar power installation that may be funded by voluntary member investments, according to HEA… Continue reading

1 of 3 incumbents unseated in HEA election

In an election that concluded Thursday, Homer Electric Association members chose between six candidates for the three open seats on the cooperative’s board of directors.… Continue reading

HEA members file complaint

Two Homer Electric Association members last week filed a complaint with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska regarding a petition by the Alaska Electric and Energy… Continue reading

HEA to hold meeting, election

The 22,892 member-owners of Homer Electric Association will have a chance to vote for three representatives on the electrical co-operative’s nine-person board of directors in… Continue reading

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