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UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Operator: Two units of Montana coal plant to close this year

The company that operates a coal-fired power plant in eastern Montana said Tuesday it will close two of the plant’s four units about 30 months ahead of schedule because of …

Crews work to restore power after Pacific Northwest storm

Hundreds of thousands of people were without electricity after strong windstorms hit parts of Washington and Oregon late Saturday and early Sunday.

Puget Sound Energy, Puyallup Tribe in showdown over LNG plant on Tacoma tideflats

What started out as a proposal by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to build a liquefied natural-gas plant, to provide cleaner fuel for transportation and natural gas to its customers, has …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Northwest tribes ask Gov. Inslee to halt Tacoma plant construction

The Puyallup Tribe and leaders from 14 other Northwest tribes have called on Gov. Jay Inslee to stop the construction of Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas plant on Tacoma’s …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

Northwest storm knocks out power, causes multiple crashes

A winter storm moving through the Pacific Northwest knocked out power in parts of Washington state and caused multiple collisions, including a fatal crash in northern Idaho.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Hearing set on Avista’s 20-year electric plan; Montana coal-fired plant part of proposal

Avista’s partial ownership in a coal-fired electric plant in Eastern Montana is likely to draw testimony at a Wednesday hearing in Spokane Valley. Utility customers can weigh in on Avista’s …

Settlement sets aside $10M for Colstrip community

Puget Sound Energy, the largest owner of the Colstrip power plant in Montana, says it will be able to pay down its debts from two newer units there by 2027, …

Regulatory staff: Puget Sound Energy should lower rates

The staff of a state regulator says Puget Sound Energy’s request to charge customers more for electricity should be rejected.

Settlement approved in 2016 Seattle natural gas explosion

The state’s largest energy utility will pay at least $1.5 million for a natural gas explosion in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood last year.

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.

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:42 p.m.

Settlement reached over 2016 Seattle natural gas explosion

Officials say pipeline safety regulators and Puget Sound Energy have reached a settlement over a complaint regarding a natural gas explosion in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle last year.

Puget Sound Energy customers without power for fourth day

Thousands of people in King and Kitsap counties could be without power until Friday.

Big companies push NW utilities to produce clean sources for electricity

Demand for carbon-free energy is starting to influence how electricity is produced in Washington state.

Regulators: Puget Sound Energy failure caused explosion in Seattle

A state Utilities and Transportation Commission investigation says Puget Sound Energy failed to properly disconnect and seal a gas pipeline that caused a natural gas explosion in Seattle in March.

Montana’s Colstrip power plant needs new operator by May 2018

Owners of a coal-fired power plant in Montana say the company that keeps it running wants out within two years.

Guest Opinion: Avista too dependent on coal

Conservation and smart grid investment make more sense for forward-thinking utilities.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 6:45 p.m.

Future of Avista’s coal power to be discussed in Spokane Wednesday

About 9 percent of Avista Utilities’ electricity comes from a coal-burning plant in Montana. Colstrip’s future will be discussed at a Wednesday meeting in Spokane.

Avista, Inland Power’s results differ with new energy standards

Wind turbines spinning on the Palouse are the final piece of Avista Utilities’ strategy to meet Washington’s new renewable energy standards. Energy from the 58-turbine Palouse Wind farm, which started …

Renewable energy thirst fueled wind farms on gusty ridges

ELLENSBURG – Gusty winds sweep through Central Washington’s Kittitas County, scattering tumbleweeds and spinning the blades of 149 turbines on Whisky Dick Mountain. The westerly wind is a gift of …

Murray gets look at wind energy

HOPKINS RIDGE, Wash. – The three-bladed windmills that slice the air above the greening Palouse hills present a new crop for Columbia County farmers. They can mean as much as …