Stories tagged: electricity
Sat., Jan. 4, 2020
Several weeks ago, I read your column about installing electrical wiring. I found that very interesting, but now I’m very curious about circuit breakers. What’s the primary purpose of circuit …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
The region’s 133,000 customers of the public utility will see their monthly energy bills drop 1% this winter, according to a news release from the public utility commission.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
Avista said the outage started shortly after 12:30 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
A windstorm in the Palouse set in motion a series of events that resulted in tragedy for two farmers.
Tue., Aug. 27, 2019
Avista Corp. is continuing to install smart meters across its service area, with residents on Spokane’s South Hill the latest recipients of the advanced metering technology.
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019
The storm blew over trees and sparked numerous fires, most of which were quickly doused by firefighters or heavy rain.
UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019
Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019
Man walks away unharmed after energized electrical wire falls on his hood near busy South Hill intersection
A man was briefly trapped in his car Friday morning on the South Hill as a charged electrical wire sat on his hood.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Spokane police announced on social media late Monday morning that most of downtown would lose power for about 10 minutes.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
California has set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state’s electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Sun., May 27, 2018
Bargain electric rates are attracting digital currency entrepreneurs, but three public utilities districts are reassessing how they deal with the surging demand, and whether they should even try to keep …
Sun., April 8, 2018
Water on brick, cement can result in salt and mineral discoloration.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
More than 6,000 electricity customers woke up Wednesday morning to no power as a winter stormed blanketed much of the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017
MOROVIS, Puerto Rico – Three days before Christmas, Doris Martinez and daughter Miriam Narvaez joined their neighbors in a line outside city hall in Morovis, a town of 30,000 people …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has created its own electric utility to serve its expanding casino-hotel complex in Airway Heights.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017
Idaho National Laboratory’s electric grid testing area underwent recent upgrades to its infrastructure, allowing researchers to conduct full-scale experiments with new technology aimed at modernizing power systems.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
The city has been selling the extra energy produced at its Waste-to-Energy plant on the West Plains since it opened in 1991. A change in state law requiring utilities to …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
This is life one month after Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm that killed at least 48 people, destroyed tens of …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Hackers likely linked to the North Korean government targeted a U.S. electricity company last month, according to a security firm that says it detected and stopped the attacks.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017
Avista Utilities said equipment problems led to about 23,000 customers losing power just before 9 a.m. Tuesday on the South Hill and in the East Central neighborhood in Spokane. The …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
A day after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions of people on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
Avista’s top five executives made in excess of $10.5 million in 2016, and the company reported net income of $83.9 million in the first half of 2017.
Mon., July 31, 2017
Crews are taking two approaches to restore power to two North Carolina Outer Banks islands.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017
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
For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April.
Thu., July 6, 2017
Egypt on Thursday raised electricity prices by more than 40 percent, its latest move on the road to lifting all subsidies and complying with demands by the International Monetary Fund …
Thu., June 22, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017
Researchers have discovered a troubling breed of power grid-wrecking software, saying in a report published Monday that the program was very likely responsible for a brief blackout in Ukraine late …