Electric water heaters eat up a lot of power -- and can take up about a fifth of your electricity bill. But there’s a hot new thing in the water heater world. It’s called the heat pump water heater.
Oregon’s first utility-scale facility to turn commercial food waste to electricity is up and running in Junction City.
The University of Washington got its launch Wednesday as the country's biggest testing ground for smart-grid technology. Utilities and the government see it as a way to better manage the power running through the grid. For some UW students, it'll be a way to meter their own power consumption.
SEATTLE -- The Pacific Northwest gets most of its electricity from hydropower. But that's not true for customers of the Northwest's biggest utility. Puget Sound Energy relies on coal to keep its customers' lights on.
PORTLAND -- Gov. John Kitzhaber said today (yesterday/Thursday) that power customers could play a bigger role in the state's clean energy future. He spoke at the Northwest Smart Grid Summit.
Washington State University announced it’s created a new research center. It will look for ways to bring the country’s aging electricity system in line with 21th century power needs. Besides experts in energy and computer science, the assembled team of researchers includes sociologists and psychologists.