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1 year 8 months ago

CSU working on power outage

About 1,700 Colorado Springs Utilities customers are out of power Sunday morning. CSU is reporting about 1,700 hundred customers affected in central and northern Colorado springs, near the N. Academy Blvd. area. No word yet on what is causing the outage. CSU is working on the problem now....

2 years 3 months ago

No power means no 4th celebrations for thousands

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic are preparing to spend the Fourth of July like America's founders did in 1776, without the conveniences of electricity and air conditioning. Power outages from Friday's storm altered planned celebrations in a host of ways and left powerless...

2 years 5 months ago

Power outage continues

Power is still out for many people along Fountain Blvd. near Mallard and not far from Chelton. Colorado Springs utilities reports there are about 520 customers without electricity.

2 years 5 months ago

Local start up aims to harness wave energy

A local start-up company is on the cutting edge of renewable energy development by designing and building machines that make electricity by harnessing the power of ocean waves. Atargis Energy Corporation was founded in 2010 by Air Force Academy aeronautics professor Dr. Stefan Siegel, Ph.D. The company is currently...

2 years 5 months ago

Power may be out for four hours or more

Colorado Emergency Management has issued a statement asking people in the Lamar area to use caution due to downed power lines. Power is out in Lamar, Eads, Chivington and Sheridan Lake and surrounding areas. The statement calls damage to homes "considerable" and says power may be out for four...

2 years 6 months ago

Fire threatens power pole in Boone

A controlled burn in Boone ends up burning an acre and causing problems for a main power line. It happened Sunday afternoon at the intersection of 209 and highway 50 east. Firefighters say they responded quickly and were able to put it out, but it still caused some problems...

3 years 1 month ago

43,000 remain in the dark a week after Irene

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - More than 43,000 households and business along the Eastern Seaboard that lost power during Irene remain without it a week after the storm. Most were in Connecticut, which had about 17,000 customers without power Sunday evening. Virginia had fewer than 12,000 still in the dark....

3 years 2 months ago

Pigeon causes power outage in Greeley

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A pigeon that flew into a Greeley power line left thousands without power and even put lights on the blink at the Weld County Fair. The pigeon collision happened Friday morning when three power lines were damaged after the bird flew into a power line....

3 years 3 months ago

Power out on Colorado Springs westside

Electricity is out in a westside Colorado Springs neighborhood. Colorado Springs Utilities says it affects about 2,400 customers in the area around Rio Grande and Cimarron. Power is expected to be out for a couple of hours.

3 years 7 months ago

An emergency at second nuclear plant declared in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion occurred earlier. The agency says the cooling system has now malfunctioned at the plant's Unit 3. The plant is one of two damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

3 years 7 months ago

Nuclear plant hearing location changed

The land use hearing related to a proposed energy park in southeast Pueblo County has been extended to two days, in anticipation of many hours of testimony. The Pueblo County Commissioners will hear testimony for and against construction of a nuclear power plant, as well as other kinds of...

3 years 10 months ago

Vestas sells more wind generators

Vestas has received an order for 44 wind turbines to be installed near American Falls, Idaho for Ridgeline Energy. "We look forward to working with Ridgeline on its Rockland wind energy project," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. "Ridgeline is a highly respected and experienced developer of commercial-scale...

3 years 10 months ago

Vestas gets another order

Vestas has received an order for 24 wind turbines for a project near Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. "Minnesota is one of the leading states for wind power, and we are excited to help create more clean, reliable energy here," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. This is Vestas'...

3 years 11 months ago

Power restored in north Colorado Springs

Update: Power has been completely restored. ----------------------------------------------- Colorado Springs Utilities confirms a power outage due to an underground cable which was severed at Copper Center. The outage affects about 700 customers -- potentially thousands of people. Work crews hope to have the power restored by 2 p.m....

3 years 11 months ago

Sacramento buys 55 wind turbines from Vestas

DENVER (AP) - Vestas American Wind Technology Inc. says the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has ordered 55 wind turbines from it for a project near Rio Vista, Calif. Vestas said Thursday that the utility's 128-megawatt order includes a service and maintenance agreement that will last up to 15 years....

4 years 2 weeks ago

State office prefers tweaking Xcel coal plan

The Governor's Energy Office prefers speeding up Xcel Energy's plan to shutter, retrofit or replace some coal-fired power-generating units to help Colorado meet forseeable federal air pollution limits. A new state law required Xcel to submit a plan to significantly cut nitrogen oxide levels by 2017, but the plan...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Black Hills moving on power plant construction

Construction in underway on two new natural gas power plants near the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Black Hills Energy is spending more than $400 million to build the complex, which is located off of Pete Jimenez Parkway. On Tuesday, Pueblo County Commissioners approved an incentive agreement with the energy company. Black...

4 years 1 month ago

Hearing on Xcel energy plan

State regulators are gathering comment on Xcel Energy's plan to use less coal to produce electricity. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will hold a hearing on the plan Monday in Grand Junction starting at 6 p.m. Xcel has proposed spending $1.3 billion to convert coal-fired power plants to...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado solar company powering National Guard

A solar power array is now generating electricity at the Colorado Army National Guard's readiness center in Grand Junction. The guard says it provides enough power to offset 450,000 pounds of carbon emissions. The 172-kilowatt system was installed by Bella Energy. Bella is based in Louisville, Colorado.

4 years 3 months ago

Storm cleanup underway in Kansas City

Thousands of Kansas City residents started their day without power, after a powerful storm slammed the southside of the city Sunday. Homes were damaged by falling trees or limbs, which also blocked roads. The same area was hit by a devastating tornado in 1957, that killed 37 people....

4 years 4 months ago

Birds call Three Mile Island home

State wildlife officials say Three Mile Island, known for a 1979 nuclear accident, is now the only known site in Pennsylvania where bald eagles, peregrine falcons and osprey are nesting near each other. The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Friday that a pair of bald eagles joined the others on...

4 years 4 months ago

Local Chipotle to go solar as a test

One local Chipotle Restaurant will go solar as part of a national test. The Chipotle at Citadel Crossing will add solar panels to its roof. That location was chosen partly because of Colorado's bright sunshine. It's estimated the power bill will go down 30 to 40 percent. "It's...

4 years 4 months ago

Turning to geothermal in Colorado

Colorado has been ramping-up its solar and wind energy projects over the past several years--geothermal could be next. The Bureau of Land Management is giving the public until June 24 to submit comments on a proposal to lease land in southeastern Gunnison County for geothermal energy development. The...

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