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Study finds promise in energy storage concept | May 22,
The Northwest's geology holds the potential to offer a cavernous storage bank for excess energy on the regional power grid, according to a broad study released this week.
Mon May 20, 2013
Not just blowing in the wind: Compressing air for renewable energy storage
The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Bonneville Power Administration have identified two locations in eastern Washington state that could store enough Northwest wind energy to power... RICHLAND, Wash.
Fri May 17, 2013
BPA: Energy balancing rate settlement signals commitment to work on broader solutions
As the region looks for more effective ways to integrate wind and other renewable energy sources, the Bonneville Power Administration and its customers have agreed to settle the portion of BPA's rate case that defines charges for balancing services, or generation inputs, that maintain a constant balance of the energy produced and energy consumed.
Mon May 13, 2013
Efficiency Exchange NW Conference Unveils Innovative Ideas on Energy Efficiency
Efficiency Exchange NW combines two previous conferences - Efficiency Connections NW and BPA's Energy Efficiency Utility Summit - to better serve the region's utilities with a more comprehensive, focused conference.
Fri May 10, 2013
Man drives heavy machinery through Port Angeles houses
Two houses were damaged outside of Port Angeles after a man stole a piece of heavy machinery, the Peninsula Daily News reported .
Thu May 09, 2013
Lightning Strike Leaves Kalispell In the Dark
About 14,000 Flathead Electric Cooperative members were in the dark this morning after lightning struck a Bonneville Power Administration transmission line between Kalispell and Hot Springs around 6:30 a.m. The outage was centered around the Kalispell, Bigfork, Lakeside and Somers area and spokesperson Wendy Ostrom-Price said it could be awhile ... (more)
Tue May 07, 2013
Better power rates possible for Mid-Columbia customers if Columbia River Treaty changes
But there is uncertainty about what changes to the treaty or its termination would mean for the Mid-Columbia in other areas, ranging from flood control to commercial navigation.
Thu May 02, 2013
Power users learn about rate increases at MVP Customer Appreciation Dinner
This year's Mission Valley Power's customer appreciation dinner marked MVP's 25 year existence and Bonneville Power's 75 year existence.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Glencore Affirms Commitment to Restarting CFAC Plant
Representatives from Glencore told the Flathead County Commission this week they are still trying to do everything they can to restart the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company plant, which has been shuttered for nearly four years.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Jeff Baker: Northwest books: Woody Guthrie, Abe Lincoln, Pig War, Susan Orlean, Karen...
The Bonneville Power Association has produced a photo-filled book on its history since 1980 and is giving it away on its website.
Studies mull impact of closing nuclear plant
Washington and Oregon chapters of Physicians for Social Responsibility have commissioned an economic study of the possibility of shutting down the nuclear power plant near Richland.