Oregon will receive $157 million from the federal government to help connect about 17,000 homes and businesses to the internet, the White House announced Wednesday.
PGE will host dinner and a discussion about their wildfire mitigation plans and power safety shutoffs in 2023 and 2024 June 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the North Plains Elementary School.
Frozen pipes, power surges lead to loss of water for dozens of homes in Timber.
While most of Banks had originally been slated to avoid an intentional power shutoff, residents in the city are without power anyway following what PGE described as a downed tree on a power line. A small brush fire on the western edge of town was extinguished with the quick action of neighbors, Banks Fire said.
As power is shut off for rural communities just outside Banks over wildfire concerns, Portland General Electric has established a community resource center at Jim’s Market in Banks to provide phone charging, ice, and information about the Public Safety Power Shutoffs beginning Friday. The center (12350 NW Main St) is[Read More…]
Power will be shut off in an effort to reduce wildfire risk in ten areas across PGE’s service territory starting Friday. In Gales Creek, power will be cut sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, and may be restored starting Saturday evening.
The Banks City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance granting Ziply Fiber a 10-year, non-exclusive franchise agreement to operate their fiber network in the city.
The city of Banks plans to conduct a feasibility study to provide the Banks City Council with a cost analysis for removing utility poles on Main Street and submerging those power lines underground.
Power lines near Forest Grove. File photo: Chas Hundley Portland General Electric sent an email to some customers on March 10 announcing it will match customer’s payments on past-due balances between April 1 and June 30. “It’s been a tough year, but you’re not alone in dealing with your past-due[Read More…]
West Oregon Electric Co-op offices in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley Beginning in the new year, members of the West Oregon Electric Co-op (WOEC) will see an increase in their electricity bills. In a letter to the WOEC membership, the co-op noted that, after a decision by the co-op’s board of[Read More…]