Latest Electric utilities News

Power being restored in Sierra Nevada after fire danger

Sep. 17, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison says electricity has been restored to nearly 11,000 customers in two Sierra Nevada counties where wildfire danger forced a power shutdown. The so-called public safety power shutdown was implemented Monday due to concern that high winds could damage...

New Jersey wind farm may connect to ex-nuke plant equipment

Sep. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A wind energy farm planned off the coast of Atlantic City could bring its power ashore at the site of a former nuclear power plant. Orsted, which plans the windmill project, said Tuesday it would run a cable from the Atlantic City offshore site to the former Oyster Creek nuclear...

The Latest: California power cuts made over wildfire risk

Sep. 17, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on power outages sparked by wildfire risks in California's Sierra Nevada (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Thousands of people in California's Sierra Nevada are still without electricity because of wildfire danger. Southern California Edison cut power Monday afternoon to...

Fishermen demand a say in decisions on offshore wind energy

Sep. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the waters near them. Fishermen...

California utility shuts off power over wildfire risk

Sep. 16, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison has shut off electricity to more than 14,000 customers in the Sierra Nevada because of high winds that could knock down power lines and pose a wildfire threat. The utility cut power Monday afternoon to areas of Mono and Inyo counties, including...

Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho

Sep. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension sought by the U.S. Energy Department, officials said Monday. The core from Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania partially...

Blackout hits 4 nations in Central America, affects millions

Sep. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A failure in Central America's electrical grid left millions of people without power for hours in at least four countries Monday. Honduras was the country hardest hit, with the entirety of its territory and its more than 9 million inhabitants affected. Traffic snarled as more...

Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Parental behavior threatens high school sports The Canton Repository Sept. 15 Which highly successful high school coach will be the next to say, "I'm done. I've had enough of parents."? Equally as possible: Which coach, no matter the level...

Energy company agrees to close Illinois coal plant in 2022

Sep. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Texas-based Vistra Energy has agreed to shutter a coal power facility in central Illinois by the end of 2022 under a preliminary settlement with environmental groups that sued the plant in 2013. The Sierra Club announced Monday that the agreement with Vistra Energy affiliate Illinois...

New Mexico utility recalculates costs of energy plan

Sep. 16, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

ALBUQUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state's largest electric utility is recalculating costs and benefits associated with the planned closure of a coal-fired power plant in northwest New Mexico. Public Service Company of New Mexico is filing corrected paperwork with state regulators this week after finding a...