Stories tagged: power
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017, 1:58 P.M.
Budweiser’s brewer won’t burn coal Trump vows to revive
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest beer maker, plans to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 11:38 A.M.
BLM approves final routes for Gateway West transmission line
The Bureau of Land Management has authorized the final routes connecting the high-voltage Gateway West transmission line project between southwestern Idaho and central Wyoming.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 6:54 A.M.
U.S. electricity grid faces a changing threat environment, report warns
At a time of heightened focus on U.S. cybersecurity risks, the Energy Department released a comprehensive report on the nation’s rapidly changing electrical grid Friday that calls for new action …
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 3:06 P.M.
Fire kills 3 Gaza kids, sparks accusations over power crisis
Three Palestinian children have died in a Gaza house fire started by a candle, sparking internal finger-pointing over the coastal territory’s lingering power crisis.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
Wind downs trees, cuts power in Western Washington
SEATTLE – A strong weather system brought rain and gusty winds to Washington state that knocked out power, blew over trees and flooded roadways. The U.S. Coast Guard reported on …
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 4:06 P.M.
Over 50,000 customers without power in Western Washington
Officials say more than 50,000 customers in Seattle and around western Washington are without power due to blustery weather, downed trees and power lines.
FRIDAY, DEC. 25, 2015, 9:27 A.M.
Power outages, road issues plague some in Inland Northwest on Christmas
Thousands of customers remain without power Friday morning as utilities work through the holiday to restore electricity in areas with heavy snow on lines. State Route 206 to Mount Spokane …
SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2015, 1:39 P.M.
Power restored to about 2,200 Avista customers
About 2,200 Avista Utilities customers are without power this afternoon in southeast Spokane.
TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2015, 4:17 P.M.
Closure of three coal-fired power plants will shrink region’s carbon footprint
Three coal-fired plants in Washington, Oregon and Nevada are scheduled to close, which will shrink the Northwest’s carbon footprint by 2035.
SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015
Avista trying new way to adjust for fixed costs
Mild winters used to put a dent in Avista Corp.’s profits. With customers using less power to heat their homes and businesses, the utility’s revenues lagged. New billing practices are …
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015, 1:55 P.M.
Software error caused Avista to overestimate rate request
A software coding error caused Avista Corp. to overestimate its power supply costs in the utility’s latest Washington rate case, company officials said today. The coding error inflated future power …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014
Panel OKs’ Avista plan to hike rates
Electric and natural gas rates will increase for Avista Utilities’ Washington customers on Jan. 1. Residential electric rates are increasing by about 2.7 percent. Typical customers using 965 kilowatt hours …
THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012
Avista rates to rise next week
Avista Corp. will raise electric and gas rates in Washington in the new year and again in 2014 under an agreement with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Following months …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012, 7:29 A.M.
High court sides with power company over Montana dams
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has sided with a power company in a dispute with Montana over who owns the riverbeds beneath 10 dams sitting on three Montana rivers.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012, 8:55 A.M.
Hanford N Reactor guard tower pulled down
RICHLAND — The historic Hanford guard tower that stood above the Columbia River for a half-century has been pulled to the ground.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011
Wind, hydro operations create balancing act for regulators
One of the conundrums of wind energy is that the wind doesn’t blow constantly. In the Northwest, most wind farms operate at about 30 percent capacity, which means backup electrical …
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011
Wind power helps keep Maryhill Museum in business
Wind turbines help the Maryhill Museum of Art host eclectic exhibits as diverse as Native American basketry, French fashion, and sculptures and sketches by Auguste Rodin. The museum south of …
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011, 7:38 P.M.
Power pole fire knocks out power to 6,600
An electrical pole fire about 7:30 this evening in North Central Spokane left about 6,600 Avista customers in the area without power.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 2009, 2:21 P.M.
NW Power Council deadlocks over proposal
Members of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council have deadlocked over a plan that calls for 85 percent of the region’s new power needs over the next 20 years to …
TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2009, 3:29 P.M.
Conservation could provide 85 percent of new power
About 85 percent of the Northwest’s new power needs over the next 20 years can be achieved through conservation, according to a new plan being developed by the Northwest Power …
MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009, 11:01 A.M.
Broken transmission tower causes outage
A broken electrical transmission tower was blamed for a loss of power this morning to 6,600 Avista Utilities customers in north central Spokane.
TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2008
Utility expenses, shut-offs on rise
As the economy has weakened during the past year, more people have found themselves without power because they can’t pay the bills. Across the Inland Northwest, power companies report more …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2008
Milfoil may be fuel source
Ask boaters, dock owners, swimmers or scientists and you’re likely to get the same answer: Eurasian milfoil is a good-for-nothing pest. Since the mid-1970s, the feathery water plant has spread …
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1995
Court Urged To Overturn Water Rights Decision
The constitutional powers of the Legislature and the judiciary clashed before the state’s highest court on Wednesday in a confrontation over legislation that could determine the course of the nation’s …
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1995
Line-Item Veto May Head For Showdown In The Courts
The line-item veto, on track for congressional passage and President Clinton’s signature, appears a sure bet for one more challenge - in court. “Breathtaking in its questionable constitutionality” is how …