Homer Electric Association (HEA) members experienced a systemwide power outage Wednesday morning.
The outage started at approximately 11:00 am when a problem at HEA’s Nikiski generation plant resulted in the plant going off line.
The loss of Nikiski generation resulted in a power outage that affected approximately 22,000 of the 33,000 meters on HEA’s system, from Nikiski south to Homer.
After the Nikiski plant tripped, HEA was able to start up the Bernice Lake generation plant as well as add load to the generation plant in Soldotna.
Restoration efforts began immediately and by 11:20 am power had been restored to all the affected meters.