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Oregon's top utility regulator resigns early

Lisa Hardie, Oregon’s chief utility regulator, is resigning after serving less than half of her four-year term on the Oregon Public Utility Commission.

Hardie could not be reached for comment, and the governor’s office did not provide a reason for her departure. 8 more words

The Oregonian

April proclaimed 'Oregon Dig Safely Month'

In time for spring gardening and home improvement projects, Governor Kate Brown proclaims April as Oregon Dig Safely Month.

This serves as a reminder to all Oregon homeowners and contractors to call 811 before digging to have underground facilities, such as natural gas pipelines, electrical utilities, telecommunication systems, as well as sewer and water lines marked. 7 more words


Oregon PUC staff blasts PacifiCorp over $1.5B wind power bidding process

PacifiCorp’s rush to add a billion and a half dollars of new wind power in Wyoming is facing a challenge — a scathing review by Oregon utility regulatory staff of a bidding process that led to projects that would be largely owned by the company. 22 more words

Portland Business Journal

PacifiCorp challenges PUC staff in controversial $1.5B wind power bidding process

PacifiCorp is defending a $1.5 billion wind power solicitation that has come under sharp attack from Oregon Public Utility Commission staff, emphasizing that an independent evaluator that monitored the process endorsed the results as “the best viable options.” 22 more words

Portland Business Journal

Oregon's net neutrality bill looks pretty, but lacks legal substance (Guest opinion)

Last week the legislature passed House Bill 4155, which seeks to preserve net neutrality protections for the internet in Oregon. Undoubtedly, the governor will sign it soon. 53 more words

Oregon Legislature

Portland General Electric seeks 4.8% rate increase

Portland General Electric wants to hike rates by an average of 4.8 percent in 2019 — a number that would likely be a lot bigger if it weren’t for the… 55 more words

Portland Business Journal

PGE to fund electric vehicle programs

Oregon Public Utility Commission authorizes up to $3.8 million to be spent in service area, including help for TriMet.

Portland General Electric will spend up to $3.8 million on three pilot programs in metro area to increase electric vehicle travel. 7 more words

Portland Tribune