Puget Sound Energy http://kplu.org en Puget Sound Energy target of 'Beyond Coal' campaign http://kplu.org/post/puget-sound-energy-target-beyond-coal-campaign <p>The Pacific Northwest has made headlines for its <a href="http://sierraclub.typepad.com/compass/2011/04/pacific-northwest-to-become-first-coal-free-region-in-united-states.html">efforts to become the first coal-free region</a> in the United States. Washington&rsquo;s<a href="http://www.transalta.com/communities/united-states/centralia"> last coal-fired power plant</a>, in Centralia, is scheduled to be shut down by 2025.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:50:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5276 at http://kplu.org Puget Sound Energy target of 'Beyond Coal' campaign Power crews work around the clock to restore electricity http://kplu.org/post/power-crews-work-around-clock-restore-electricity <p>Puget Sound Energy&nbsp; crews working to restore power say they haven&#39;t slept much.&nbsp; On Tuesday afternoon, Rob Brackman, who was redirecting traffic while other workers strung new power lines near Dash Point Road and Redondo Way, said he&#39;d&nbsp; had just 15 hours of sleep since Friday morning.&nbsp; But, he says he&#39;s been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 02:54:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 3910 at http://kplu.org Power crews work around the clock to restore electricity Utility crews struggling to keep up with ice storm http://kplu.org/post/utility-crews-struggling-keep-ice-storm <p>Upwards of 250,000 homes served by Puget Sound Energy are without power &ndash; and some of the outages are expected to last a long as 4 days. Two of the region&#39;s other utilities were also reporting outages, bringing the total to about 280,000.</p><p>The ice storm is causing road closures and power outages all over the region.</p><p>Pierce, Thurston and Northeast King County are hardest hit.</p><p>As wet snow melts and then re-freezes, its weight is breaking tree limbs near roads or pulling entire trees out of the ground.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:45:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3839 at http://kplu.org Utility crews struggling to keep up with ice storm Regulators accuse PSE of improper fee charges http://kplu.org/post/regulators-accuse-pse-improper-fee-charges <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; State regulators say Puget Sound Energy improperly charged a residential-visit disconnect fee to some electricity and natural gas customers.</p><div><p>The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission staff says the utility should refund the $13 fee to more than 1,600 customers. The utility also could be fined as much as $1,000 for each violation.</p><p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:39:14 +0000 The Associated Press 3455 at http://kplu.org Power restored to thousands; some must wait http://kplu.org/post/power-restored-thousands-some-must-wait <p>The lights are back on for thousands of Puget Sound Energy customers this evening. The largest outage area, Kitsap County, saw power restored to all but 13,000. PSE expects many of them to be back online before midnight Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 25 Nov 2010 04:43:29 +0000 Gary Davis 219 at http://kplu.org Power restored to thousands; some must wait Kitsap County power outages continue http://kplu.org/post/kitsap-county-power-outages-continue <p><em>Updated 5:30 am, Wed.</em></p><p>More than 39,000 Puget Sound Energy customers are still without power after Monday's snow and winds toppled main transmission lines. <a href="http://www.pse.com/safetyReliability/pseservicealert/Pages/LatestUpdates.aspx">PSE reports</a> &nbsp;most were in Kitsap County. That's where main transmission lines were brought down by trees and strong winds.</p><p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:23:24 +0000 Gary Davis 207 at http://kplu.org Kitsap County power outages continue