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.