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Turkish firm shuts down power supply for crisis-hit Lebanon

May. 14, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Turkish company that provides electricity to Lebanon from two power barges shut down its operations on Friday over delayed payments and the threat of legal action against its vessels. The move is expected to increase outages in the crisis-hit Mediterranean country. ...

Power restored in Taiwan after rolling blackouts

May. 13, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Power has been restored to millions of people in Taiwan after an equipment failure at a power plant set off rolling blackouts across the island. After blackouts started around 3 p.m. Thursday, power was restored gradually starting at 8 p.m.,...

Millions lose power after Taiwan power plant failure

May. 13, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An equipment failure caused an outage at a power plant in southern Taiwan on Thursday, triggering rolling blackouts across the island affecting millions of people. The outage in Kaohsiung trapped at least one person in an elevator and disrupted a...

Nuclear plant adds workers for refueling, maintenance work

May. 10, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A nuclear power plant in Washington state was shut down over the weekend for a planned 40-day refueling outage, welcoming about 1,400 new temporary jobs to help staff the outage. The Columbia Generating Station near Richland was disconnected on...

Connecticut utilities face steep fines for storm failures

May. 06, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut regulators on Thursday proposed a $30 million fine for Eversource and a $2.1 million fine for United Illuminating for what officials called the utilities' failures in their preparation and response to Tropical Storm Isaias, which left hundreds of thousands...

Deluge over: Southeast cleaning up debris of rain, twisters

May. 05, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A deluge that dumped more than 7 inches of rain in a few hours and spawned at least three tornadoes eased Wednesday but left homeowners and workers to clean up a wide area across the Southeast. With heavy rains still falling in the Florida...

Storms spawn twisters in Mississippi, kill 2 in Georgia

May. 03, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Severe storms spawning multiple tornadoes moved across the South on Monday, damaging homes and uprooting trees from Mississippi to West Virginia. A tornado spotted in Atlanta forced thousands to seek shelter, and one man was killed when a falling tree brought power...

Despite normal spring, Texas electric grid seeks power boost

Apr. 13, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The electric grid manager for most of Texas issued an electricity conservation watch Tuesday, appealing to customers to conserve electricity despite weather conditions typical for spring. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which previously came...

Sailboat knocks out power to 30,000 Florida Keys customers

Apr. 12, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A power outage occurred throughout the lower half of the Florida Keys on Monday morning when a sailboat got stuck in transmission lines, officials said. The electricity went out for about 30,000 customers shortly before 9:30 a.m., Julio Torrado,...

More flee volcano on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

Apr. 11, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — More people fled their homes on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Sunday as La Soufrière volcano rumbled loudly for a third day and the heavy weight of its ashfall damaged some buildings. Residents reported widespread power failures early in the...