Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
(CHEHALIS) – This cold weather could leave you facing a shocking home heating bill. We’ve seen a stretch of overnight lows temperatures well below freezing. Here’s a low-cost alternative if your home has a furnace. Changing the air filter should help increase efficiency. The Lewis County PUD has a number of other tips on conservation at the PUD’s website.
Monday, November 14, 2011
(DOTY) – That $230 million wind farm planned near Doty is being put on hold. The company says they don’t have customer demand for the electricity for the power. EverPower calls the situation a temporary setback. They’re aiming for a new operational date of sometime in 2013. The company adds they remain committed to the project which would line a series of ridges with up to 47 wind turbines.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
(NEWPORT, WA) – The next top staffer for the Lewis County PUD hails from Newport, Washington. Bob Geddes is being selected to be the local power provider’s next manger manager. Geddes was tapped for the job following the upcoming retirement of current PUD manager Dave Muller. Geddes has 27 years experience working in public utilities. The PUD says he he has a wealth of experience when it comes to management and leadership. He also has ties to Southwest Washington. The new head of the local PUD gradated high school from Aberdeen.
Monday, October 31, 2011
(CENTRALIA) – Here’s a bit of good news for your wallet if you heat your home with natural gas. Puget Sound Energy will be cutting rates 4-percent for some residential customers. The reduction equals a monthly savings of more than $3. The rate decrease follows cheaper wholesale prices for natural gas. The Bellevue-based utility provides natural gas service in six western Washington counties including Lewis and Thurston.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
TransAlta preparing to retrofit plant to control haze creating emissions (KELA Radio, Centralia, WA)
( CENTRALIA ) – Plans are underway to install $10 million worth of new pollution controlling equipment at the TransAlta coal fired steam plant. The plant is being retrofitted for new gear that reduces the amount of pollution that’s cited for creating haze in national parks and wilderness areas. The project aims to cut the amount of nitrogen oxide emissions from the Centralia area coal burning plant. The project is part of the agreement that phases out the local burning of coal. The new pollution gear is set to be installed for operation by January.
Friday, September 30, 2011
(CHEHALIS) – Crisp overnight weather might have you reaching for the thermostat. A recent rate hike by the Lewis County PUD means you’ll be dipping further into your wallet later. There was an 8-percent increase at the first of the month. There’s also a 5-percent hike looming by next spring. The local power provider wants you to think conservation to help ease the burden. The PUD’s Norm Goodbla says one simple step is to unplug all those electronic gadgets when they’re not being used. Goodbla says DVD players, cordless phones, and other electronics are a growing part of the average household’s energy usage. The PUD links the rate increases to the BPA and a voter approved initiative that requires the local utility to increase the use of green energy.