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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Puzzled by what new meter says

Written March 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Pacific Power left a door hanger inviting me to “meet your new smart meter… Go ahead: Take a look.” So I did. And now I wish that along with the door hanger, the installer had left instructions on what the readouts on the meter mean.


A ‘pub talk’ about smart meters

Written January 31st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Pacific Power picked Independence to launch its Oregon conversion to “smart meters” because the town in Polk County is striving to be a tech-savvy place. I went there Tuesday night to take in an event the power company put on, and I learned a couple of things.


 
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