Homer Electric Chooses Novinium to Rejuvenate Miles of Cable
Homer Electric Association (HEA) oversees a large service area with miles of decades-old electric cable in multiple areas. To stem recurring outages, the utility tried out the Novinium cable injection process and now uses cable rejuvenation regularly.
The Company and the Situation:
Homer Electric Association serves 20,214 member-owners in a 3,166-square-mile service area. The utility was experiencing multiple failures on the loop due to recurring problems from aging underground 25 kV cable. During the winter, the cables are essentially inaccessible due to the snow and cold weather. A rapid fix was required as winter approached.
Homer Electric injected Novinium’s Cablecure® 732 rejuvenation fluid in a trial run on two sections of cable in Kenai, Alaska. The project’s success led to the injection of additional cable sections in both Kenai and Anchor Point.