Scheduled Outage in Homer – East End Road Area – July 19, 2017 There will be a planned outage in the East End Road area (Basargin Rd.) of Homer on Wednesday 7/19 to safely replace a power pole. The outage will begin around 10:00 am and could last for 3 hours. As a reminder, please take steps to protect all sensitive electronic equipment in your home or business. If you have any questions contact Homer Electric at 1-800-478-8551 or 907-235-8551. Thank you for your patience.
Cable Injection Project Continues in Homer. June 30, 2017 – Homer Electric Association will be making upgrades to the underground primary conductor in the Skyline Drive/East HillOhlson Mountain area of Homer. The work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 5th and take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Intermittent power outages will be required to complete the necessary work. The outages will be isolated to the location the crew is working. HEA will make every effort to keep the interruptions as short as possible and make contact with affected locations. Please take the necessary precautions to protect sensitive electronic devices during this time frame. If you have questions regarding this project, please call HEA Engineering Supervisor Dale Marsengill at 907-235-3353. Thank you for your patience during this important project.
Summer Project in Homer Scheduled to Improve Reliability. Homer Electric will be working in Homer this summer on a project that will improve the reliability and extend the life of underground cable. Homer Electric’s underground electrical cables are aging, which means that their protective insulation is beginning to deteriorate. This can cause cracks, which can lead to unplanned power outages. Homer Electric is working with a company called Novinium to repair the cables using a silicone injection process. The silicone fills the cracks in the cables and extends their useful life up to 40 years.
The cable injection work will take place in Homer neighborhoods in the West Hill/Diamond Ridge/Skyline areas this spring and summer. The work will require intermittent power outages for HEA members in these areas where the injection is taking place. The number of power interruptions will be kept to a minimum and every effort will be made to limit the duration of the outages. HEA will provide advance notice to affected neighborhoods and businesses prior to the start of the work.