Homer Electric Association is offering its members an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in energy saving appliances, home improvements, and alternative energy.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, HEA will host its fourth annual Energy and Conservation Fair at Kenai Middle School. The fair will be repeated the following Saturday, Nov. 10, at West Homer Elementary School.
The fairs will feature local vendors displaying a variety of energy conservation related products including appliances, recycling tips, construction materials, heating sources, lighting options and alternative energy information.
In addition to the vendor booths, the fairs will include a series of workshops in the school libraries. Workshop presenters will include representatives from HiSpeed Gear, Ocean Renewable Power Company, Wisdom and Associates, Alaska Housing Finance Corp., the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, Alaska Infrared LLC, and T and T Toyo Services.
A new addition to the fairs this year is “Louie the Lightning Bug’s Conservation Voyage.” The interactive event for children will feature games and activities with a focus on recycling and energy conservation.
The Fairs, which are family-oriented, also will feature door prizes, popcorn, hot dogs, refreshments and the announcement of the winners of an energy conservation student contest sponsored by HEA.
Energy and Conservation Fair Gold sponsors this year include Hilcorp Alaska LLC, Touchstone Energy, Stanley Ford and Tesoro. Silver sponsors are Home Depot, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Kenai Peninsula Builders Association, HiSpeed Gear, Brown’s Electrical Supply Co., Spenard Builders Supply, Grant Aviation and Alaska Warm Wood.