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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


And, after the ice, back on the bike…

Written February 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The day after our Saturday midnight ice storm, I’m riding the bike through a cold Albany drizzle while waiting for the power to come back on at home. And I’m thinking about what if any conclusions can be drawn.


Hazelwood project: It’s well under way

Written November 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

To get away from never-ending post-election news, I made a point of going down Southwest 17th Avenue on Sunday to see how they were coming on expanding the Hazelwood Substation of Pacific Power. Turns out that the project is well under way.


 
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