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  • More than 2,000 Horry Electric Cooperative customers were without power early Monday in the Socastee area, according to officials.
  • Portland General Electric crews worked through Sunday to restore electricity to most of the 20,000 homes that lost power due to unusually high winds and rain that slammed the city Saturday.
  • On Saturday night, Emma Gardner, 79, and her 83-year-old husband, Gary, slept in a cold room of their Mountlake Terrace home with a tree on their roof, a downed electrical line in their rhodies and little hope that power would be restored soon.
  • Earlier this year, Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) began chatting with customers via mobile about outages. We wanted to know a few more details on this customer-centric project. So, we pinged our friend John P. Malloy, vice president of customer service for the utilities, and asked him for all the juicy details.
  • Eversource Energy, National Grid and Unitil have filed grid modernization plans to reduce the effects of power outages, optimize demandm, integrate distributed resources and improve workforce and asset management.
  • Bob Graves of Hutchinson is used to turning heads when driving, having a longtime passion for hot rods. Lately, he has been turning heads with a different sort of vehicle -- an ELF electric tricycle.
  • Correction appended: The Public Service Company of New Mexico on Thursday asked the state Public Regulation Commission for approval to raise its rates for residential customers by 15.8 percent
  • The new Tesla P85D scored a 103 out of 100 on a new Consumer Reports test, so the company had to totally reconfigure its rating system. The official score is now a mere perfect 100.
  • Early adopters of rooftop solar and electric cars are finding a new obsession in energy storage as the first generation of consumer-friendly batteries capable of supporting household circuits comes to market.
  • The Management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said on Wednesday that it would soon distribute 500,000 pre-paid meters to electricity consumers in three states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).