HEA Local Control Ballots In The Mail

first_imgJanorschke: “Feel free to call our office and if you want direct your calls to myself or Bruce Shelley and we’d be more than happy to answer any questions our members have and it is reducing bureaucracy and reducing the upward pressure on rates and all of us would like that.” For HEA’s answers to commonly asked questions, click here. HEA General Manager Brad Janorschke says 15% of the utility’s 23,600 members must vote in order for the election to be considered valid. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association members are being asked this month to vote on a proposal to deregulate the utility. The ballots are being sent out at the same time as bills are sent out each month and must be returned directly to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.center_img Janorschke has been hesitant to promise lower rates after deregulation, since energy rates are affected by a range of factors, from the price of natural gas to the average daily temperature. Janorschke: “The way I’ve been phrasing it so I don’t get in trouble with folks is that I can assure you that the operating costs that we incur internally as a result of being regulated will certainly go down significantly.”last_img read more