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Total Solar Eclipse To Impact Solar Energy Resources

CONCORD (KPIX 5) — The state Public Utilities Commission is asking us all to reduce energy use during the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st, because the eclipse will affect the state’s solar resources. 243 more words

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State regulators push back on PGE's green energy plan

Portland General Electric officials entered a meeting in Salem this week intent on persuading state regulators that it makes economic and environmental sense to move quickly on a massive new wind farm to meet the state’s expanded green energy mandates. 13 more words

The Oregonian

Oregon's on alert as 2017 solar eclipse approaches

Oregon is on alert as the first state to experience the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse’s “path of totality.”

With up to 1 million eclipse watchers expected to flood into a state with a population of 4 million, the potential for problems is real. 48 more words

The Oregonian

Regulators deny gas plant expansion

The Oregon Public Utility Commission did not acknowledge plans to expand the Carty Generating Station during a lengthy meeting Tuesday.

Environmentalists cheered a decision Tuesday by the Oregon Public Utility Commission that seemingly torpedoes any plans by Portland General Electric to expand the natural gas-fired Carty Generating Station in Morrow County. 10 more words

East Oregonian

The future is now for renewable energy (Guest opinion)

The past few days have been a reminder of how essential reliable electric service is to our community and our economy. During the heat wave, our customers set a new summer record for power consumption. 57 more words

The Oregonian

PGE and PacifiCorp face big headwinds on resource plans

PacifiCorp and Portland General Electric pitched new resource plans to regulators last week that include major investments in renewable energy.

PacifiCorp’s $3.5 billion proposal entails building 1,100 megawatts of new wind farms in Wyoming, upgrading another 1,000 megawatts of existing windmills there to provide more power, and building a new transmission line to ease bottlenecks on the grid and bring all that green energy to market. 12 more words

The Oregonian

Industry Groups Praise Oregon's Move Toward Community Solar

On Thursday, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) adopted community solar rules that solar advocates say will bring the state one step closer to enabling all Oregonians to directly participate in, and benefit from, local solar projects without having to place solar panels on their roofs. 48 more words

Oregon Legislature