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1,100 homes south of Kenai still without power

Posted: September 29, 2012 - 9:53pm

Homer Electric Association crews restored power at 7 nearly half of the 2,400 HEA-metered homes that lost power Saturday.

A “problem” with the Kasilof substation, located at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Kalifornsky Beach Road, caused the outage, HEA Spokesperson Joe Gallagher said.

The exact cause is still unknown. Gallagher said HEA crews are currently investigating the substation.

The 1,100 homes still without power are from about 10 miles north of Ninilchick to the K-Beach Road and Sterling Highway intersection.

The full outage that started at 3:55 p.m. affected homes from about 10 miles north of Ninilchick up the Sterling Highway to the Skyview High School, and homes along K-Beach Road from Kasilof to Bridge Access Road in Kenai.


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akal 10/02/12 - 08:59 am

it is clear that Hea can no longer be counted on for dependable power. we should all take what measures we can to provide what we need ,as things seem to be getting much worse.many homes were out 7 hrs. that night.

Watchman on the Wall
Watchman on the Wall 10/02/12 - 12:32 pm
HEA like Government

As a 22yr lineman fired when hurt and could no longer climb poles was terminated inspite of my vast knowledge of Homer or local power grids that would have been a GR8 asset to Consumers system wide.
When the present manager was brought in from Minnisota he totally scraped the need to have a reasonable work force to properly maintain and build new services for contract labor and a vapor work crew.
All of which means trying locate & to get people to come work when major troubles arrive as history shows will come and several times a year.
Allow me to make a prediction here for you folks, there is coming a major storm this month and next and in Dec, then in march as well and even more that that if history proves true about storms during this time frame EVERY YEAR. Will HEA be prepared for these storms with the proper work force? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, THEY WILL NOTTTTTTTTT! So you had better start preparing now fro whats coming, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE, you better prepare.
Results for this action of getting rid of workers for management personel all from his home town in Minnisota?
Slower reaction time and restoring of power at almost every turn.
As stated it seems to be getting worse so don't depend on HEA is SPOT/RIGHT ON, as just like the Government, HEA Management could care less how long your out as long as they get their pay checks.
Out of Balance management to workers is a major problem nation wide and it will cause many to suffer both locally and Nationally.
You had better start preparing for troubles and not depend on those that could care less about you at all levels of life.
But there is one that does care and his name is Jesus and his warnings of exactly what we see with people caring only about self at the End of the Age of time we are presently in, as well as his way of preparing for far worse coming troubles than no electric.
Hard times are coming stock up on survival things which can be prepared without power and will not perish due to lack of refridgeration.

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