Stories tagged: power
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Iraq, GE sign $400 million deal for power infrastructure
BAGHDAD – Iraq and General Electric have signed a deal to develop Iraq’s power infrastructure, which would help bring much-needed electricity to areas facing significant shortages across the country. GE …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles to regain electricity and thousands flee the island
The lights remain off in bustling cities and in small rural villages. Gas generators, the only alternative to the downed power lines that seem to be everywhere, continuously hum outside …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Northeast storm downs power lines, delays trick or treating
Bolstered by out-of-state reinforcements, utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, a day after gusts topping 80 mph caused widespread power outages and forced many communities …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm
Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico
Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Kenya opposition leader refuses to share power
Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga said Sunday he will not share power, speaking days after the Supreme Court’s decision to annul President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election and order a fresh presidential …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Historic eclipse a test for America’s power grid as solar waxes, wanes
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Big effort underway to restore North Carolina islands’ power
Crews are taking two approaches to restore power to two North Carolina Outer Banks islands.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Congress unnerved by energy grid cyberattacks
For months, Sen. Maria Cantwell has been warning in letters to the Trump administration and colleagues that Congress needs to do more to keep the nation’s energy supply safe from …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Renewable sources of electricity outpace nuclear plants
For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Democratic senators urge President Trump to study Russia’s capability to hack power grid
On Thursday, 19 Democratic senators sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to direct the Energy Department to conduct an analysis of Russia’s capability to hack into and disrupt …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
No power in large section of downtown Portland
A big chunk of downtown Portland is without power because of a fire in an underground vault.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Portland utility suspends effort on new natural gas plants
Portland General Electric has suspended its effort to get permits for two new natural gas-fired power plants in eastern Oregon.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Thousands without power in Pacific Northwest thunderstorms
A series of thunderstorms rolling through Western Washington downed trees and power lines, but no serious injuries were reported.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine
In a move that further cements Russia’s control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Utility agreement would allow Microsoft to buy own power
Microsoft has struck a deal with Washington state’s largest energy utility allowing the software giant to buy its own power on the open market.
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
High winds buffet Pacific Northwest, throwing thousands into the dark
Gusting winds buffeting the Pacific Northwest have led to one death in Oregon and downed trees and power lines from the Oregon Coast to Moscow, Idaho Friday afternoon.
Tue., 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.
Fri., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Sat., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Sun., 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.
Tue., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Thu., 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 …