you can help power a renewable future
Did you know our member owned electric cooperative, Homer Electric Association (HEA) has set the most ambitious renewable goal on the Railbelt, aiming to make our power 50% renewable by 2025? It’s not only ambitious, but achievable. Join us to learn how we, as HEA member-owners, can support our co-op in fulfilling this commitment.
Our RE-Power the Peninsula Series will explore:
● Why renewables offer our economy an escape from the aging, expensive, and monopolized
natural gas system that's holding it back.
● How wind, solar, storage, hydro, and beneficial electrification make an energy transition achievable.
● What we as members can do to help our electric co-op reach the goal of 50% renewables by 2025.
Each event will include a panel of local experts and a discussion of how various technologies can help meet the renewable goal. Help map out the path to a RE-powered Kenai Peninsula!
April 18: Meet the Pro-Renewable Candidate Conversation
Our RE-Power the Peninsula series has explored how HEA can reach its goal of becoming 50% renewable by 2025 and why it needs to do so. Now we look at the essential role HEA member-owners play by voting for directors who understand the goal's importance. Join our next RE-Power session for a conversation with HEA board candidates Erin McKittrick and Summer Lazenby about how they'll ensure our co-op doesn't waste its opportunity for more affordable and sustainable energy from the Peninsula's rich renewable prospects.
Since the HEA board passed the renewable goal in January 2021, a third of its nine seats have changed hands in the annual spring election. With the 2022 election underway until May 4, an additional three seats can potentially change. If the 2025 goal is to survive past 2022, the board must maintain a pro-renewable majority. So don't forget to vote!
If you have an electric meter in Nikiski or Kenai, you'll have a chance to vote for Summer. And if your meter is south of the Kasilof River, vote for Erin! HEA mailed ballots on April 4. Exercise your co-op power by mailing the ballot back by 5 p.m on May 3. If you've lost or thrown away your ballot, call HEA at (907) 283-5831 or visit their offices in Homer or Kenai.