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@)acsalaska.net; 260-6961
Tim Evans (Kenai): heatde (EMAIL@) gmail.com; 262-3734
Jose (Tony) Garcia (Nikiski): 394-2489
Brad Janorschke, General Manager: bjanorschke (EMAIL@) homerelectric.com; 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@)peninsulaclarion.com
Homer News, Letters to the Editor, letters(EMAIL@)homernews.com
Homer Tribune, Letters to the Editor, letters(EMAIL@)homertribune.com
Seward Phoenix Log, Cinthia Ritchie, critchie(EMAIL@)alaskanewspapers.com
Redoubt Reporter, Jenny Neyman, redoubtreporter(EMAIL@)alaska.net
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:
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.