A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A weather plus: Mild month saved us money

Written March 29th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

In case you had not noticed, the bills Albany area residents received in March for power and natural gas reflected quite a jump in temperatures during the billing period, which covered much of February.

The more renewables, the more we pay

Written February 20th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

One of the reasons Pacific Power gives for asking for a big price increase next year is that it wants to make “continued investments in low-cost renewable energy resources.”

Back in the news: NA voltage regulators

Written August 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

When Pacific Power wanted to install three voltage regulators on North Albany Road in 2019, then Mayor Sharon Konopa objected to the installation’s appearance. Now there’s another issue: They don’t work.

A short explanation of work on Gibson Hill

Written May 18th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

What are they doing on Gibson Hill Road, somebody asked yesterday. The short answer is they’re working on the power lines.

Power failure results in sewage spill

Written April 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Bowman Park on the Willamette River in Albany was closed today because of an overflow of untreated sewage caused by a power failure that shut down the city’s treatment plant and related pump stations.

It was a wet, dark and stormy day

Written December 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Energy and wildlife — those were two of the unrelated topics that occupied me this December morning, for a while anyway. Let me explain.

Why these street trees have to go

Written November 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The day before Thanksgiving, a couple of signs caught my eye. They were attached to two trees in the 500 block of Washington Street.

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