TALENT, Ore. – The City of Talent is one of three communities in Oregon that is getting help from the Department of Energy to create a more resilient power grid. Talent, along with Pendleton and Warm Springs, was selected for ...

PORTLAND, Ore. – Pacific Power is putting disconnects and late fees on hold for regional customers during the novel coronavirus outbreak. The public utility company said, “Pacific Power wants customers to know we are ready around the clock to answer ...

MERLIN, Ore. – Pacific Power is planning a short-term outage late Thursday into Friday morning. The outage will allow crews to work on postponed upgrades at their Merlin substation. In a release, Pacific Power says some 6,000 customers will be ...

PORTLAND, Ore. – The electrical utility company providing power to southern Oregon said they’re adjusting their infrastructure to be better prepared for the increasing threat of wildfires. Pacific Power Senior Vice President Scott Bolton said his company is working with ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Pacific Power is rolling out “smart meters” for residences and businesses in Jackson County. According to Pacific power, they’ll work this summer to replace about 88,000 old, aging electric meters in Medford, Central Point, Eagle Point, ...

Medford, Ore.- A crash in the Foothill Road area caused hundreds of east Medford residents to lose power early Thursday morning. The outage was first reported about 3:20 a.m. and originally impacted about 1800 homes. Pacific Power crews were able ...

Medford, Ore. — Two southern Oregon lawmakers want to help you with your power bill. They’ve introduced a new law, regulating how much companies can charge. Senate Bill 1552, also known as the electricity Ratepayer Protection Act, would limit increases ...

PORTLAND, Ore. – Pacific Power is preparing for a colder than average winter this year. Now, they’re offering tips for managing the costs of keeping warm. “You are battling the elements,” said Barb Coughlin, Pacific Power’s vice president for customer ...

Ashland, Ore. — Electric bills are going to get more expensive for Ashland residents. The city council approved a rate hike this week, which would raise the average bill about $3.75 a month. “The cost of the power has increased, ...

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatvies from the Pacific Northwest are urging the Trump administration to keep the Bonneville Power Administration in federal hands. The administration’s proposed budget for 2018 includes a provision that would sell off transmission assets for federal ...

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