Wind, Wet Snow, Downed Trees Cause Multiple Outages

Posted: November 10, 2020 at 7:53 am

November 10, 2020 – Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) crews responded to multiple outages in the Soldotna, Kenai and Nikiski areas on Sunday, November 8, 2020. The following areas were affected by high winds, wet snows and downed trees:

  • 2:43 AM: Holt Lamplight area in Nikiski affecting 201 members. Power restored at 9:42 AM: Cause was a downed tree on the power line.
  • 3:22 AM: North Miller Loop area in Nikiski affecting 160 members. Power restored at 2:17 PM: Cause was a downed tree on the power line.
  • 3:39 AM: Halbouty Road area in Nikiski affecting 82 members. Power restored 2:47 PM. Cause was a downed tree on the power line.
  • 4:44 AM: Beaver Loop Road area in Kenai affecting 265 members. Power restored 10:05 AM. Cause was a fault on the transmission line that caused two substations to deenergize.
  • 4:44 AM: From Beaver Creek area to Soldotna along the Spur Highway affecting 1,250 members. Power restored 10:05 AM. Cause was a fault on the transmission line that caused two substations to deenergize.
  • 4:44 AM: City of Kenai north to Wildwood Drive area affecting 1,990 members. Power restored 10:05 AM. Cause was a fault on the transmission line that caused two substations to deenergize.
  • 4:45 AM: From Beaver Creek towards the City of Kenai area affecting 46 members. Power restored 10:02 AM. Cause was a fault on the transmission line that caused two substations to deenergize.
  • 4:50 AM: City of Kenai underground circuit affecting 561 members. Power restored 10:02 AM. Cause was a fault on the transmission line that caused two substations to deenergize.
  • 4:50 AM: North Holt Lamplight area of Nikiski affecting 58 members. Power restored 10:56 AM. Cause was a downed tree on the power line.
  • 4:49 AM: Marathon circuit 426 area of Kenai affecting 217 members. Power restored 9:34 AM. Cause was a fault on the transmission line that caused two substations to deenergize.
  • 9:59 AM: Otter Trail area in Sterling affecting 62 members. Power restored 3:55 PM. Cause was a downed tree on the power line.
  • There were several other small outages affecting 10 or less members during this storm event.