Stories tagged: electricity
Thu., April 13, 2017
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.
Tue., April 11, 2017
Technology that uses flying drones to generate electricity from the wind is getting a boost from the Germany utility EON SE, which is backing a test project that may show …
Sun., April 9, 2017
A volunteer group of Pullman Avista customers saw their power consumption decline by 9.3 percent after they were given high-tech thermostats.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
A Liberty Lake company that makes energy storage systems for office buildings and other large electricity consumers has been acquired by Enel, a global energy giant based in Rome.
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017
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 …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Energy Northwest reconnected its 1,190-megawatt Columbia Generating Station to the Northwest Power grid late Saturday night, five days after an equipment malfunction caused an unplanned shutdown.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Canada is announcing a plan to phase out the use of coal-fired electricity by 2030.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
A central Montana power storage project that would act as a giant battery to supplement electricity from wind turbines and other sources has received a favorable review from federal regulators.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper predicts Spokane will be center of the great electrified railroad system
From our archive, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle was dreaming of a new, powerful future for Spokane as the center of a great electrified railroad system.
Wed., June 15, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The Pacific Coast Advertising Men’s Association was holding its convention in Spokane, and some ad men from California showed exactly how they felt about …
Fri., May 27, 2016
Avista Utilities wants to raise electric rates for Idaho customers, citing ongoing costs for upgrades to its system.
Thu., May 19, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago
Tue., May 10, 2016
A spring storm swept through Montana, dumping up to 20 inches of snow in the mountains and knocking out power to tens of thousands of people across the state, officials …
Sat., May 7, 2016
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.
Tue., March 29, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Crowds lined both rails of the Monroe Street Bridge to see a new and exciting spectacle: The electrical illumination of the Spokane River waterfalls.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016
Avista is asking for permission to raise electric and natural gas rates for its Washington customers beginning in 2017, citing rising capital costs, which include a portion of the repairs …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Massive generators kept the region’s largest hospital operating for nearly 17 hours after last year’s windstorm.
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015
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
About 2,200 Avista Utilities customers are without power this afternoon in southeast Spokane.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
With around 100,000 people powerless for the third straight night, the struggle to stay warm intensified as temperatures plummeted.
Sun., April 5, 2015
Access to affordable energy drives many business decisions. Whether you operate an advanced manufacturing plant, a health care facility, a large office complex or a biotech company, energy represents a …
Sun., March 1, 2015
Idaho residents who are about to get their power shut off for delinquent payments no longer have to be notified by a utility employee knocking on their door. The state’s …
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
“You may have noticed that your Vera bill has been lower recently or over the past several years,” read a letter sent to Jeff and Diane Kipp last month from …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Avista Utilities is asking for a slight decrease in electric rates and a slight increase in natural gas rates for its Washington customers, citing changing power costs. The Spokane-based utility …
Fri., Sept. 12, 2014
Avista Utilities is asking for a slight decrease in electric rates and a slight increase in natural gas rates for its Washington customers, citing changing power costs.
Sat., July 26, 2014
Avista Utilities is struggling to return power to the last of the 1,700 customers without electricity in north Spokane and Deer Park.
Tue., July 15, 2014
Avista Utilities has reached a settlement to keep its base rates for Idaho customers unchanged through the end of 2015. The settlement, which still requires approval by the Idaho Public …
Mon., June 9, 2014
My elderly aunt recently came into some money. She decided – very generously – to send part of it to each of her nieces and nephews. This gave me the …