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  • The newest member of Dominion Virginia Power's generation fleet, the 1,358 megawatt, environmentally clean Brunswick Power Station began producing electricity for the company's customers on Monday, ...
  • The big snow has come and gone. It was not quite as much as we had a few years ago, but it was more than we needed at one time. I measured 3½ feet at our house, but it was so warm that much of it melted as it fell, and it weighed so much that it compacted what had already fallen. So, measurements were less than accurate. I decided that the actual depth didn't much ...
  • Tim Solomon, community manager from Rocky Mountain Power, told the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners April 11 that the utility was working hard to keep the power on now and into the future. He said that the power company has not had to shut down power for two years, but was working to resolve outages as soon as possible. He said a lightning strike was responsible for an outage April 10, ...
  • May 04--VERO BEACH -- The city will reopen talks with the Florida Municipal Power Agency over a potential sale of its electric system to Florida Power and Light Co. The City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to the recommendation of County Attorney Dylan Reingold, who had discussed the move with FMPA representatives during this year's legislative session. Reingold said FMPA officials seemed ...
  • May 03--Until recently, John Anna and his crew of engineers climbed on temporary scaffolding as high as 100 feet to check expansion joints at FirstEnergy Corp.'s natural gas-fired power plant in Springdale. From start to finish, the annual inspection took nearly an entire day. Now, Mr. Anna, the plant's manager of advanced maintenance practices, sits down at a conference table and studies ...
  • The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
  • UniSource Energy Services says its crews have begun a series of system reinforcement projects in Santa Cruz County designed to improve service reliability and expedite power restoration during emergencies. The first project, centered on Hohokam Drive in Nogales, began in January and will benefit about 1,100 customers, UES said in a news release. The goal is to create a looped system that will ...
  • May 03--VERO BEACH -- Utilities commissioners want more information before supporting negotiations for a sale of the entire Vero Beach electric system. Utilities Commission Chairwoman Laura Moss initially asked the commission Monday to adopt a formal recommendation that the City Council pursue selling the system to Florida Power & Light co. But Moss withdrew her proposal when other ...
  • St. Cloud could join a growing list of cities to partner with Xcel Energy to better conserve energy and implement renewable energy sources across their communities. St. Cloud City Council plans to consider Monday a resolution authorizing the city's participation in the Partners in Energy program, which Xcel Energy launched in 2014 as a way for communities to better navigate energy use ...
  • May 01--After high winds reaching over 80 mph swept through northern Utah on Saturday night and Sunday morning, homeowners and businesses around Weber and Davis counties were left with significant damage and in many cases, no electricity. Large trees were uprooted by wind around much of northern Utah, and power lines were downed. At their peak Sunday morning, the power outages resulted in no ...