Utilities

Is fiber coming to rural western Washington County? Perhaps, says Ziply

Ziply’s current broadband network in northwest Oregon. Blue is broadband, green is fiber. Photo courtesy Ziply website The rural portions of Washington County have always struggled to gain access to high speed internet, with some regions solely relying on satellite or microwave options, while others are on copper lines now[Read More…]

Utility companies could charge Oregon ratepayers for electric vehicle infrastructure improvements under proposed HB 4066

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley SALEM – House Bill 4066, a prospective law that passed on a 7-2 vote that would allow the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) to provide electric companies with the ability to recover costs for electric vehicle investments from ratepayers, passed the[Read More…]

One lane closes at Gales Creek Road between Stringtown Rd and Creekwood Pl for downed limb, power lines

Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue GALES CREEK VALLEY – A rotten tree limb snapped and fell onto Gales Creek Road between Stringtown Road and Creekwood Place, taking out power for at least 15 customers this morning. Portland General Electric crews have been dispatched to clean up the tree and[Read More…]

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