Tuesday, July 9, 2013

HEA Members Forum Update

Tuesday, June July 9, 2013
HEA members are welcome to attend.

10:00 AM: Ocean Renewable Power Company Presentation
At the request of the HEA Renewable Energy Committee, Doug Johnson of ORPC (
http://www.orpc.co/ )will update the full HEA Board on their Cook Inlet tidal power generation pilot project. 

12:00 Noon: HEA Combined Committee/Board Meetings

The AEEC Combined Committee/Board Meeting will follow the HEA Meeting later in the afternoon.

Meetings will be at the Homer HEA Offices at 3977 Lake Street. 
Kenai offices are being remodeled so video conferencing still may not be available for the Central Kenai Peninsula.
Meeting agendas should be available by July 8 on the HEA website at 

The new steam turbine is running and generating electricity off waste heat from our old gas turbine. More good news -- Golden Valley Electric Association has agreed to buy that power between now and the end of this year when we stop buying energy from Chugach Electric Association. It's a good deal for both HEA and GVEA. We get revenue for energy produced before we need it, allowing us to keep the new turbine running during this time and work out any bugs in the Nikiski plant's upgrades. GVEA gets comparatively low cost energy from us for the next six months.

Look for a 4.39% increase on this month's residential electric bill (18.075 cents per kWh, up from 17.315 cents). This will cost the average 630 kWh residential energy consumer about $4.79 more than last month. 
Mark your calendar -- August 10, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM on the Anchorage parkstrip. It's fun for the whole family! Enjoy live music, crafts, great local food, informational booths, children’s activities, and interesting workshops. Admission is FREE and it’s guaranteed to be a great time! For more information contact Jenny Lynes at 
907-929-7770 or j.lynes(at@)REalaska.org and check the website athttp://alaskarenewableenergy.org/ for updates on planning.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Have You Ever Considered Serving on the HEA Board of Directors?

With Mike Wiley's passing there's a vacant seat that the Board of Directors must fill. A packet for applicants is available on the HEA website at http://www.homerelectric.com/ and the deadline for filing is February 6. The BOD plans to interview folks on February 10 or 11 and make a selection then.

Decisions made by the HEA Board determine much more than your electric rate. The types and location of generation, transmission, and distribution projects approved have far reaching affects on communities, local economies, and the environment. For the best decisions, the BOD should represent a diversity of viewpoints and interests. Here's a chance for you to make a meaningful contribution to the Kenai Peninsula and your neighbors.

Contact Joe Gallagher at too-ate-3-2324 for more information.