July 10, 2018

Approximately 64 Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) members in the Halibut Cove and Peterson Bay area across Kachemak Bay, remain without power due to the outages over the weekend.

The cause of the Halibut Cove outage was due to a tree on the power line, which dislodged the pole due to the continued flooding in the McKeon Flats area.

HEA crews have worked around the clock since Sunday, July 8 to restore power to the area, but have been challenged by the inaccessible and complicated terrain. Progress has been made and generators have provided remote power to the community. However, due to the critical nature of the outage, HEA is advising for proactive and deliberate conservation of energy use by those in the Halibut Cove and Peterson Bay area, specifically between the peak hours of 4:00 to 8:00 PM. By conserving energy usage, it will help maintain the integrity of the generators.

Members in the affected areas may still experience intermittent outages while HEA crews continue to repair the damaged system and maintain the remote generators. Thank you for your continued patience during this time. Many thanks to our HEA crews, dispatch and staff.

Restoration updates will be posted on HEA’s Facebook page as current information becomes available. For real-time outage notifications and updates, please “Like” HEA’s Facebook page and select “See First” for automatic updates to your newsfeed. HEA’s Facebook page should not be used to report outages.

For additional information, please contact Melissa Carlin, Communications Specialist, 907-235-3338.