Monday, February 9, 2009

Love or Hate Coal, Healy 2 is a bad deal for HEA members.

AIDEA gets rid of a costly white elephant.
GVEA gets another coal plant.
HEA members get to pay the bills.

Take 3 steps to avoid unnecessary rate hikes:

1. Contact HEA Board members.
Tell them you don't want them to sign a contract with AIDEA and GVEA under terms they approved last month.

Debbie Debnam President (Sterling): 262-9277
Donald Seelinger, Secretary/Treasurer (Seldovia): 399-7573
Bruce Passe, Deputy Secretary (Kenai): 283-4617
William "Bill" Tappan (Kenai): tappassoc (EMAIL@); 260-6961
Tim Evans (Kenai): heatde (EMAIL@); 262-3734
Jose (Tony) Garcia (Nikiski): 394-2489
Brad Janorschke, General Manager: bjanorschke (EMAIL@); 235-8551

2. Write a letter to the editors.
Tell Peninsula newspapers why you oppose the proposed Healy 2 deal.

Peninsula Clarion, Anderson, Dori Lynn (Editor), dorilynn.anderson(EMAIL@)
Homer News, Letters to the Editor, letters(EMAIL@)
Homer Tribune, Letters to the Editor, letters(EMAIL@)
Seward Phoenix Log, Cinthia Ritchie, critchie(EMAIL@)
Redoubt Reporter, Jenny Neyman, redoubtreporter(EMAIL@)

3. Plan to attend the February 10 HEA Board meeting.
Bring your friends and neighbors. The meeting will be at 280 Airport Way in Kenai (5:30 PM). It will be video conferenced to the Homer office.

HEA General Manager Brad Janorschke claims the plant will produce power at a competitive price but there has been no third party assessment of:

Technical feasibility
Healy 2 relative to other power source options available to HEA
Potential costs and benefits of the proposed agreement

There is nothing to support Janorschke’s assertion.

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