OREGON – The Oregon Public Utility Commission rejected Pacific Power’s proposed liability request. Pacific Power, which provides electric services to more than 600,000 Oregonians, requested the commission to limit its liability for non-economic and punitive damages. This refers to loss ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– The US and Oregon Departments of Justice are considering legal action against PacifiCorp to recover losses from the 2020 wildfires in Southern Oregon. According to their parent company Berkshire Hathaway’s annual report the justice departments have already ...

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – PacifiCorp announced it has entered into settlement agreements totaling $250 million with 10 companies impacted by the 2020 Archie Creek Complex Fire. According to the settlement filed on December 15, the timber companies said they took ...

Author: Pat Dooris, Jamie Parfitt (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — With fire season now underway, Oregon’s electricity providers are using the methods they developed after a series of very active wildfire years to keep a close watch on weather conditions ...

Author: Evan Watson (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — PacifiCorp, parent company of Pacific Power, has filed to potentially raise customers’ rates to pay for the damages it owes for starting wildfires in 2020. The utility has been battling a class action ...

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — A Multnomah County jury ruled that PacifiCorp responsible for causing devastating 2020 Labor Day wildfires. The jury returned its decision Monday, saying the utility should be held financially liable for homes destroyed in the fires. The jury awarded ...

Author: Evan Watson (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — The trial for a $1.6 billion class action lawsuit surrounding the 2020 Labor Day fires in Oregon started Tuesday in Multnomah County. When the trial concludes, a jury will decide whether utility ...

Author: KGW Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Jury selection began Monday for a trial in which utility company PacifiCorp will have to defend itself against claims that its negligence resulted in several of the devastating wildfires that burned across Oregon ...

SALEM, Ore. – Newly-filed court documents show state officials warned multiple utilities about fire risks and encouraged them to shut down power lines before the 2020 Labor Day weekend fires. According to The Oregonian/OregonLive, there was a meeting between state ...

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Public Utility Commission approved a 14.8% rate increase for Pacific Power customers starting January 1, 2023. According to the Oregon PUC, the rate increase is due to higher power costs resulting from market volatility and ...

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