Short-lived outage on Oct. 28 hits
thousands of HEA customers
A widespread outage cut power to more than 9,000 consumers of Homer Electric Association, Inc. on the Kenai Peninsula last Friday afternoon.
HEA’s Bruce Shelley said staff became aware of the outage around 12:45 p.m. Oct. 28 and that it affected 9,577 consumers. The outage spread from the Soldotna Sterling Highway bridge to within about 8 miles of Homer, Shelley said.
Luckily for those people, the outage didn’t last long. Power was returned to all the customers shortly after 2 p.m., Shelley said.
HEA staff is not certain what caused the outage, he said. but has isolated the power line and was investigating.