HEA fixes lower peninsula outages

Homer Electric Association tackled two outages this week covering much of the lower Kenai Peninsula that left thousands of residents temporarily without power.

First, HEA responded to an outage around 7:15 a.m. Sunday morning, July 16, that left about 1,950 members from Diamond Ridge Road to Anchor Point without power. HEA crews found that the outage was caused by a downed power line, and had power restored to all those residents by just after 2 p.m. that day after the crews made repairs to the line.

Next, crews from the energy company tackled an extensive outage stretching from Kasilof to Anchor Point at about 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 18. The outage, found to be have been caused by a failed insulator, left nearly 2,830 members without power until almost 2 p.m. that day.