Pacific Power – Hasso Hering


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Pacific Power to expand Hazelwood sub

Written July 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Pacific Power intends to expand its Hazelwood Substation in West Albany, and the city’s hearings board will review the utility’s request in a virtual hearing scheduled for July 30.

Albany set to add EV stations downtown

Written May 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Pacific Power has offered to give the Albany urban renewal district (CARA) $63,548 to set up public charging stations for electric vehicles downtown.

Quick repairs in the middle of the night

Written December 15th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

It’s not every night you wake up with the flashes of emergency lights playing on the ceiling of your room. So when it happens, you are inclined to get up, get dressed and see what’s going on outside in front of your house.

Those voltage regulators: Looks were an issue

Written November 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Those three big gray canisters on a scaffold along North Albany Road are voltage regulators Pacific Power has been installing over the last few days.

Looks of electric equipment bug mayor

Written August 15th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa called it “one ugly piece of equipment.” It’s a voltage regulator assembly, and Pacific Power plans to install it on city-owned property just north of the park-and-ride station off North Albany Road.

It’s to keep our power on …

Written August 14th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Trimming branches above power lines is not the only thing that has to be done from time to time. Sometimes, as in this case, the whole top of a dead tree has to come down.

Get to know my smart meter? Why?

Written July 16th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Pacific Power is asking us all to “get to know your new smart meter.” I don’t know about you, but as for me, that’s one complication I didn’t ask for and don’t need.

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