Monday, February 9, 2009

More Electric Rate Increases? Count on it!

If HEA signs with AIDEA and GVEA to restart the failed Healy 2 coal plant HEA members will be required to:

Reimburse GVEA for purchase and startup costs
Pay for any new pollution control equipment and operations
Pay for potential new litigation costs
Pay for increases in the price of coal

Those costs will be added to your electric rates.

Attend the HEA Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 -- 5:30 PM -- 280 Airport Way in Kenai
Or by video conference at the Homer HEA office

HEA members may speak for 3 minutes at the beginning of the meeting on any topic on the agenda. The Healy 2 issue is listed under Item 9, Unfinished Business, (B) Revised Power Supply Study (no exhibit).

Tell the Board why you think Healy 2 is a bad idea.
Request a competent, third-party power source option assessment and cost/benefit analysis.
Ask them not to sign a contract unless these studies support Healy 2.

Numbers count.
Only a large turnout of HEA members at both offices is likely to get the HEA Board’s attention.

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