March 1, 2021 – Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) responded to an outage on Sunday, February 28, 2021 that affected members from McKeon Flats to Nanwalek. The outage started at approximately 3:22 AM and initially affected upwards of 650 members. By 3:31 AM members from Six Mile in Seldovia to Nanwalek had been placed on the Seldovia backup generator. At 11:32 AM all members were placed back on shore power. Cause of the outage is unknown. High winds were evident in the early morning hours.
As a safety reminder, please stay away from downed power lines, which may still be energized, and call HEA at 888-868-8243 or 911 to report it immediately.