Kids’ & Teens’ Zone

Homer Electric Association has a long-standing tradition of working tirelessly to improve the quality of life of the people in its communities, especially for our youth. We have employees involved in all kinds of civic endeavors, from participating in chambers of commerce to serving on hospital boards to working on job development.

We pay special attention to the youth in our community with these programs:

  • Safety Poster contest
  • Youth Rally
  • Scholarships
  • Energy Conservation Student Contest

26th Annual Electrical Safety Poster Contest

Attention Young Artists! Do you know the electrical safety rules?

  • Always fly kites in an open area, NEVER near power lines
  • Never climb trees near power lines
  • Never go near downed power lines
  • Don’t touch anything electrical when you are wet

Get out those paints, pencils, crayons and scissors and get your project started today!

HEA sponsors an Electrical Safety Poster Contest open to any 3rd or 4th grade student attending school within our service area.  Students’ parents or guardians must be active members of HEA.  Posters must be created and drawn by the student and carry an electric safety message. The submission deadline was April 1, 2020 and winners were announced in April.

For additional information, contact Tanya Lautaret (907) 283-2305 or

The 2020 winners are as follows:

Best Safety MessageAvery Evertt Best Safety Message Award
Avery Everett, 3rd Grade – K-Beach Elementary School

Most Creative Message
Morgan Hooper, 3rd Grade – Northstar Elementary

Most Humorous Message
Madison Hibpshman, 3rd Grade – K-Beach Elementary School

Power Pledge Challenge

young girls in a classroom standing near a light, looking at papers on the tableHEA is proud to be participating in a Power Pledge Challenge. The challenge is co-hosted by Chugach Electric, City of Seward, Matanuska Electric, Alaska Electric Light & Power, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Renewable Energy Alaska Project and Alaska Energy Authority. The objective of the challenge is to teach students about energy efficiency and conservation. The challenge is open to middle school students giving them a better awareness of how they use energy and the importance of taking measures to use energy wisely.

2019 HEA Regional Winner: Jolyon Hosmer-Cope / Kenai Middle School

Contact Tanya Lautaret at (907) 283-2305 if you have any questions.

The 45-minute interactive energy efficiency classroom presentations, along with hands-on activities. After the presentation, students can go online and pledge to do 3 things to reduce their energy use. There is a grand prize and a local first-place prize depending on the number of participants.

Visit the AK Energy Smart website for additional information.