First Facilities Could Tie Into New Homer Gas System by Next Month

The project to extend natural gas services to the southern Kenai Peninsula is moving ahead. We spoke to Homer City Manager Walt Wrede who said that the first facilities could be hooked into the new gas grid as early as next month…


Wrede: “Well we just had a meeting with Enstar. They are moving very quickly now on the distribution system and the main truck line here from Anchor Point. The believe they can have the South Peninsula Hospital hooked up, have the meter in, and have gas flowing by the middle of July, and the high school about that same time period. The governor is going to be here for the governor’s picnic on July 25th, and we hope to have ribbon cutting ceremony up at the hospital when we turn the gas on there.”


Enstar says that the full build out for Homer should be completed next year, and Kachemak City will be completed this year.

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