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Articles tagged electricity

Nov. 12, 2014, 7:16 p.m.

Paying Wind Generators Not To Produce Power

Chances are your utility bill has gone up this year if you live in the Northwest. One small part of the reason may be that you’re paying for electricity that was never generated.

Sept. 8, 2014, 6:14 p.m.

Indoor Marijuana Growers Create Big Demand For Northwest Energy

Power planners are studying how much indoor marijuana growing could increase the demand for electricity in the Pacific Northwest.

June 4, 2014, 6:34 p.m.

Regulators Discuss The Future Of Coal-Fired Power In The West

The Obama administration’s new rules to cut CO2 emissions sparked some interesting conversation in Seattle yesterday, where leaders in the energy sector gathered to talk about the future of coal in the West.

April 24, 2014, 10:15 a.m.

Ore. County Stops Accepting Medical Waste For Waste-To-Electricity Plant

An Oregon commission has ordered a waste-to-power facility to stop accepting boxed medical waste after learning it might be using the remains of aborted fetuses from British Columbia to generate electricity.

Nov. 8, 2013, 5:50 p.m.

Heat Pump Water Heaters A Hot Commodity, But Not For Everyone

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.

Oct. 16, 2013, 1:31 p.m.

Junction City Plant Turns Commercial Food Waste To Power

Oregon’s first utility-scale facility to turn commercial food waste to electricity is up and running in Junction City.

Oct. 24, 2012, 5 p.m.

$178 Million Smart Grid Project Launches In Northwest

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.

July 27, 2012, 8:13 a.m.

Montana Coal Fuels Puget Sound Energy

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.

May 10, 2012, 5:27 p.m.

Oregon Governor Wants Power Users To Help Meet Clean Energy Goals

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.

April 12, 2012, 10:50 a.m.

Why A Sociologist Is Part Of Building A Better Power Grid

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.

Oct. 21, 2011, 1:29 p.m.

How Transmission Works

 
 
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