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Posts from July, 2014
Last year, CUB wrote about Pacific Power’s and Idaho Power’s Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs). As you might recall, an IRP is a document that outlines how a utility intends to meet its resource needs in a least-cost/least-risk manner over an upcoming 20-year period. In the IRP, the utility compares the results of various combinations—or “resource portfolios”—of potential resources (wind, coal, gas, energy efficiency, etc.) to determine which resource portfolio is the least-cost/least-risk path to meeting the demand of the utility’s customers. The Public Utility Commission…
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Portland General Electric announced on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 that 70,000 smart meters installed in homes throughout its service territory between 2010 and 2012 will be exchanged due to recent company tests showing that they do not meet PGE’s operational and safety standards. Three small fires involving PGE’s smart meters have been reported in the service territory, one of which caused minor property damage.
PGE has said it will exchange all 70,000 meters by the end of October of this year.… Full Post >>
As we have mentioned in past articles, CUB has been undergoing an organizational restructure. Part of that restructure was the creation of a Development and Communications Department (we like to call ourselves the Dev/Com Team) of which I am the Director. Amelia Lamb, previously our Development Associate, is now the Communications & Marketing Associate and we have hired Samuel Pastrick, who joined us on July 7th as CUB’s new Development Associate.
Although originally from Brooklyn, NY, Samuel (Sam) Pastrick hails from New… Full Post >>
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Nick Fish welcomed the twelve members of the newly appointed Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission at its first meeting on July 15th. Fish is commissioner-in-charge of the two city departments providing water and wastewater services, the Portland Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services. Both Hales and Fish urged that the Utility Oversight Commission consider multiple recommendations for how the City Council can restore public trust in its management of these two public utilities.
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After a highly successful fall and winter outreach season, the long awaited sunshine has arrived and we are enjoying our ventures out and about in Portland! Join CUB for fun and engaging neighborhood street fairs and community events where our outreach table offers lots of ways to learn and get engaged with us. Come play energy trivia, guess your energy mix, join our email list, and find out how to get involved in our efforts for electric vehicle infrastructure and clean energy investment! You can also check…
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