Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Kittitas County Places Temporary Moratorium on Commercial Renewable Energy Projects (Ellensburg Daily Record, WA)
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Occasionally get out the feather duster to clear the cache & history of your internet browser. It will help when trying to access news sites that count your visits.
SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS
ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES
Snake River Dam Projects May Be Delayed (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)
Jefferson PUD Launches Meter Replacement Plan (Port Townsend Leader, WA
National Engineers Week – February 19-25 (DiscoverE)
ENVIRONMENTAL FOOT LOCKER
Sewer Line Replacement Planned for Shelton Neighborhood (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)
Oregon's Utility-Scale Solar Incentive Brings Flood of Projects (Portland Business Journal, OR)
KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS
Construction at Grays Harbor County Cannabis Growing Facility Proceeding Quickly (Aberdeen Daily World, WA)
TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Idaho Legislative Leaders: $8 Million Broadband Settlement Unlikely (Associated Press)
AT&T Promising Gigabit Speeds from Utility-Pole Antennas (Broadband Reports)
Browser Autofill Used to Steal Personal Details in New Phishing Attack (The Guardian, UK)
MARKETING & MEDIA
Five Ways to Repurpose Your Popular Social Media Posts (Social Media Examiner)
POLITICS & GOVERNANCE
In His Second Inaugural Address, Gov. Inslee Calls On Lawmakers to Fully Fund Public Education (KCPQ-TV, Seattle/Tacoma, WA)
Mason County Government Leaders Discuss Issues at Special Meeting (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)
Missing Shelton Man Who Was Found Dead Identified (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)
Major Snow Bust Around Portland (Cliff Mass Weather Blog)
ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS
We Simulated the Divisional Round Using Madden 17 – There Were Some Huge Road Wins
Russell Wilson Is Social Media's Most Valuable U-S Athlete
Nine Fun Tricks You Can Do with Static Electricity
Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ Moon Looks Spooky as Hell in New Cassini Photo
SONG OF THE DAY
NFL Films – Drive to Glory
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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(CHEHALIS, WA) – Lewis County PUD is warning about a phone scam being perpetrated on its customers.
Cory Moses with PUD says customers are reporting they have been receiving calls from individuals claiming to be from the PUD demanding immediate payment of delinquent bills or your electricity will be shut off.
She says PUD will send out notices if your bill is delinquent but they do not make phone calls demanding immediate payment. Moses says if you receive such a call, don’t hesitate to call to confirm that the call is fraudulent. PUD says that you should also report the calls to your local law enforcement agency.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Public Power Council Elects Officers & Board Members for 2017-2018 (Public Power Council, Portland, OR)
(PORTLAND, OR) -- At its monthly members’ meeting on January 5, 2017, the Executive Committee of the Public Power Council elected officers for the 2017-2018 term. Elected by unanimous decision were:
Daniel Peterson, Pend Oreille PUD, as Chairman
Matt Michel, Lane Electric Cooperative, as Vice Chair, Administration and Budget
Chris Robinson, Tacoma Power, as Vice Chair, Allocation/Rates/Contracts
Travis “Bear” Prairie, Idaho Falls Power, as Vice Chair, Long Range Planning
Debra Smith, Central Lincoln PUD, as Vice Chair, Fish and Wildlife
Also, at its Annual Meeting of Members on December 8, 2016, the Public Power Council announced the newly-elected Board Members who will serve a two-year term beginning January 2017 (Listed Below).
Incoming Chairman, Dan Peterson, was previously the Vice Chair, Administration and Budget, for PPC. He has served on the Board of PPC since 2007, and has served as a Commissioner at Pend Oreille PUD since 1996.
“With the current pace of change in the energy industry, this is an exciting time to take on the role as the Chairman of PPC,” said Dan Peterson. “I look forward to working with the PPC members, PPC staff, and many others around the region to coordinate on creative approaches to the many issues ahead for public power.”
PPC Executive Director Scott Corwin said, “We have an expert team in place that is ready to take on the challenges facing the electricity industry in the Northwest. The region is well served by these leaders, and PPC is in great hands with these Board Members and Officers at the helm.”
Elected to the Executive Committee (Board of Directors) of PPC for 2017-2018 are:
Dan Bedbury, Clark PUD, WA
Stephen Boorman, City of Cheney, WA
Scott Coe, Emerald PUD, OR
Craig Collar, Snohomish PUD, WA
Annette Creekpaum, Mason PUD No. 3, WA
Jo Elg, United Electric Cooperative, ID
John Gerstenberger, Hood River Electric Cooperative, OR
Mark Johnson, Flathead Electric Cooperative, MT
Frank Lawson, Eugene Water & Electric Board, OR
Matt Michel, Lane Electric Cooperative, OR
Tim Nies, Franklin PUD, WA
Kevin Nordt, Grant PUD, WA
Dan Peterson, Pend Oreille PUD, WA
Bear Prairie, Idaho Falls Power, ID
Will Purser, Clallam PUD, WA
Chris Robinson, Tacoma Power, WA
Debra Smith, Central Lincoln PUD, OR
Jim Smith, Klickitat PUD, WA
Les Teel, Columbia REA, WA
Chuck Thurman, Monmouth Power & Light, OR
Larry Weis, Seattle City Light, WA
The Public Power Council, established in 1966, is an association that represents over 100 consumer-owned electric utilities in the Pacific Northwest. PPC’s mission is to preserve and protect the benefits of the Federal Columbia River Power System for consumer-owned utilities, and is a forum to identify, discuss and build consensus around energy and utility issues.
(CENTRALIA, WA) – Centralia City Light recorded a demand for electricity Thursday morning that nearly reached the all-time load for the system. City Light Manager M.L. Norton says the demand on the system was 71 megawatts, one megawatt shy of the record set during a cold snap in December 2009. Norton says if we continue to have the cold temperatures we have had the past few mornings, Centralia City Light could likely experience a record high demand for electricity. Norton says City Light has the capacity to meet the increased demand, even it was to reach record levels.