Stories tagged: energy northwest
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Report: Shutting Columbia Generating Station nuclear facility could save millions
A new study says Pacific Northwest utility ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region’s only commercial nuclear power …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Washington nuclear power plant sets generation record
A Washington nuclear power plant has set a record for annual generation despite two unexpected outages in 2016.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Northwest’s only nuclear plant shuts down unexpectedly
The Northwest’s only nuclear power plant shut down unexpectedly shortly before noon on Sunday.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Richland nuclear plant barred from shipping waste after incident
Energy Northwest is temporarily barred from sending waste to a commercial disposal site at Hanford after a shipment in November had more radioactivity than reported.
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013
Richland-area nuclear plant’s earthquake risk minimized, study claims
RICHLAND – Earthquake risks at the nuclear power plant near Richland were underestimated when the facility was built and plant officials have downplayed the possible threats, a new study says. …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2011, 8:41 a.m.
W. Washington wind farm canceled due to seabird
Energy Northwest and four southwest Washington utilities have canceled the Radar Ridge wind power project, which had been proposed as the first major wind farm in Western Washington.
Thu., May 5, 2011
Bonneville Power Administration seeks efficiency gains
HANFORD – The Columbia Generating Station is undergoing its most expensive refueling and maintenance shutdown ever as the owner of the nuclear plant tries to improve its reliability and costs. …
Wed., May 4, 2011, 6:24 p.m.
Reactor undergoes refueling, upgrades
HANFORD — The Columbia Generating Station here is undergoing its most expensive refueling and maintenance shutdown ever as the owner of the nuclear plant tries to improve its reliability and …
Wed., May 4, 2011, 12:59 p.m.
Hanford nuclear plant shut down for refueling
RICHLAND – Workers at the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant are nearly midway through the longest refueling outage in the 26-year history of the plant, which has come under …
Mon., April 5, 2010, 11:03 a.m.
Energy Northwest joins nuclear waste lawsuit
Energy Northwest has joined other utilities in a lawsuit challenging continued imposition of a surcharge on electricity generated from nuclear power plants.
Fri., Aug. 7, 2009, 11:21 a.m.
Crews working weekend to restart WA nuke plant
YAKIMA — Crews were set to work through the weekend to clean up and repair damage caused by a fire at the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant, which is …
Fri., June 5, 2009
Delving again into nuclear generation
RICHLAND – A quarter century after its ambitious plan to build five nuclear plants crumbled into a punch line for government incompetence, a regional power consortium in the Pacific Northwest …
Wed., June 3, 2009, 2:26 p.m.
Energy Northwest eyes more nuclear power
RICHLAND, Wash. — A quarter century after its ambitious plan to build five nuclear plants crumbled into a punch line for government incompetence, a regional power consortium in the Pacific …