HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Mysterious hum: in search of the cause

Written June 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A reader who lives in the Broadway Neighborhood of West Albany has been bothered by a mysterious humming noise at night, and she wondered if I had any ideas about the cause.


Downtown EV charger: A status update

Written February 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A few weeks ago — I can’t remember exactly when — I heard someone at an Albany City Council meeting say that the city’s new electric-vehicle charging station downtown had gone on the blink. So on Sunday I stopped by the parking lot behind the Wallace Building (the former J.C. Penney store), where the EV […]


City’s public EV charger about to open

Written September 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You may be surprised to learn, as I was, that this is National Drive Electric Week. Sophie Dykast at City Hall mentioned it when she told me that Albany’s first city-sponsored electric vehicle charging station will open to the public tomorrow, at 8:30 Wednesday morning.


E-station downtown: Almost ready for use

Written August 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you have an E-vehicle and are waiting to try out Albany’s new charging station downtown, you’ll have to wait just a bit longer. The installation is finished but not quite ready for use until inspections are done.


A vehicle-charging station for downtown

Written July 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you have an electric car, pretty soon you’ll be able to park it in downtown Albany and charge the batteries — unless somebody else has had the same idea and got there first. In which case you’d have to wait your turn.


When it’s hot, worry about HB 2021

Written June 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When it’s 104 degrees in the shade outside, and the air conditioning is going full blast inside along with an electric fan, you kind of wonder how all this is going to work out on a similar day 19 years from now. Will there be enough electric power to keep people in the mid-valley from […]


Substation security: No climbing that fence

Written June 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Odd little things I see from the bike strike me as noteworthy sometimes. One of them is the fence around the construction site of the Hazelwood electric substation in southwest Albany.


 
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