Homer Electric Association

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

HEA briefs members on current, upcoming business

Issues discussed in Homer Electric Association’s annual members meeting, held Wednesday at Kenai Central High School, include what the electric cooperative is doing to reduce… Continue reading

HEA answers questions on withdraw from RCA regulation

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the dates of election events. Homer Electric Association’s 22,892 members will decide whether their cooperative’s pricing… Continue reading

Utility regulators to investigate HEA subsidiary’s deregulation election

In an order issued Wednesday, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska opened an investigation into whether the Homer Electric Association Board of Directors or HEA members… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Homer Electric Association General Manager Brad Janorschke presents his arguments for HEA's deregulation to members of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at the Kenai Visitor's Center in Kenai, Alaska.

HEA Manager presents case for deregulation

Homer Electric Association’s General Manager Brad Janorschke made his case for deregulating the utility cooperative — the sole supplier of electricity to about 22,892 members… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Homer Electric Association General Manager Brad Janorschke presents his arguments for HEA's deregulation to members of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at the Kenai Visitor's Center in Kenai, Alaska.

HEA subsidiary to also have deregulation election

As Homer Electric Association proceeds with its election to withdraw from the oversight of the state utilities regulator, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, the HEA… Continue reading

HEA will not deregulate

Homer Electric Association will remain under the oversight of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, the agency which oversees the pricing practices of public utilities in… Continue reading

HEA directors look at regulated future

Editor's note: This story has been updated to add the amount HEA spent on the deregulation campaign.  After Homer Electric Association failed to deregulate, with… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Jim Kingrey, power plant superintendent for the Homer Electric Association, gives a tour of the company's Soldotna Combustion Turbine Plant Wednesday October 8, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

HEA showcases newest power plant

From the Sterling Highway, it is nearly impossible to hear the low hum of the Homer Electric Association’s combustion turbine plant over the steady roar… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Jim Kingrey, power plant superintendent for the Homer Electric Association, gives a tour of the company's Soldotna Combustion Turbine Plant Wednesday October 8, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

HEA prices to drop in 2016

Homer Electric Association will decrease its rates starting January 1, 2016, while an unresolved proposal that may raise them remains suspended until July. The cost… Continue reading

HEA seeks to recoup costs for Bradley Lake power transmission

Homer Electric Association is requesting a temporary 3.25 percent rate increase, effective in February, to recover what it says is a significant loss from transmitting… Continue reading

Graphic by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion This map, taken from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Parcel Viewer and modified by the Peninsula Clarion with information from Homer Electric Association's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license application for the Grant Lake Hydroelectric project, shows the existing route of the Iditarod National Historic Trail in blue and HEA's proposed reroute of the trail in pink, as well as the powerhouse and water-diversion tunnel HEA plans to build.

Officials consider recreational impact of HEA’s Grant Lake hydroelectric project

In one possible future, a footbridge may cross Grant Creek about a half mile from Grant Lake, its source in the hills above Moose Pass.… Continue reading

Graphic by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion This map, taken from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Parcel Viewer and modified by the Peninsula Clarion with information from Homer Electric Association's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license application for the Grant Lake Hydroelectric project, shows the existing route of the Iditarod National Historic Trail in blue and HEA's proposed reroute of the trail in pink, as well as the powerhouse and water-diversion tunnel HEA plans to build.
A Pelton waterwheel, similar to those that spin Bradley Lake's two turbines, sits in a storage area on Friday, April 15 at the Bradley Lake power station. Created in the 1870s, Pelton wheels have an efficient paddle design that can extract almost all energy from a flow of water. This wheel was removed from the turbine due to stress at the base of the paddles.

Bradley Lake maintenence complete

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct an annual rate orginally described as a monthly rate. Since 1991 the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Plant… Continue reading

A Pelton waterwheel, similar to those that spin Bradley Lake's two turbines, sits in a storage area on Friday, April 15 at the Bradley Lake power station. Created in the 1870s, Pelton wheels have an efficient paddle design that can extract almost all energy from a flow of water. This wheel was removed from the turbine due to stress at the base of the paddles.
Meet the HEA Board of Director candidates

Meet the HEA Board of Director candidates

Three seats on Homer Electric Association’s nine-member Board of Directors are each being sought by two candidates. The cooperative utility, which supplies electricity to approximately… Continue reading

Meet the HEA Board of Director candidates

Pipeline rate settlement helps decrease HEA bills

Edit: This story has been updated with additional information on Kenai Beluga Pipeline's 2015 traffic. A settlement in February over the cost of delivering fuel… Continue reading

HEA to pay out credits to members

Homer Electric Association plans to start paying out credits to approximately 10,000 members who bought electricity from the utility cooperative between 1986 and 1987. As… Continue reading

Contracts and power pooling issues in HEA’s future

The three people elected this year to the Homer Electric Association Board of Directors will be part of decisions about the utility’s natural gas supply… Continue reading