electricity

Medford crash causes widespread power outage

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 to get …

Proposed legislation would regulate power bills

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 in fees …

Tips to keep your power bill low this winter

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 service. “Cold …

State agency looking into high power bills

Southern Oregon — Oregon’s Public Utilities Commission is looking into unusually high bills submitted by local Pacific Power customers. Some customers complained after receiving December and January bills that were two to three times higher than normal. Pacific Power said the increase …

Wide spread power outages throughout southern Oregon

Josephine County, Ore.- Widespread power outages were reported throughout southern Oregon Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to Pacific Power. While outages were scattered throughout the area, many of the outages were centered in Douglas and Josephine counties. At one point, more …

Power outage in N.W. Medford

Medford, Ore. — A failed circuit breaker at a Pacific Power substation knocked out power to more than 4,000 customers in Northwest Medford. Pacific Power said the outage began just after 4:00 Tuesday evening. The area around the Rogue Valley Mall and …

R.V. power outage affects over 5,300 customers

Jackson County, Ore. — More than 5,300 Rogue Valley customers are without power Wednesday evening. Pacific Power says Medford, Jacksonville, and the Applegate have been affected. A spokesperson says they’re not sure what the problem is, but did say 4 or 5 …
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