Portland General Electric Company permanently shuttered its Boardman Generating Station in Eastern Oregon’s Morrow County this fall. Boardman was the only coal-fired power plant in Oregon. (Courtesy PGE)

Goodbye to coal: PGE burned its last load of coal in Boardman this fall

Portland General Electric completed its 10-year plan to mothball its 600-megawatt coal plant at the Port of Morrow in Boardman...
A rendering shows what a future TerraPower plant could look like. TerraPower and X-energy each received $80 million in initial funding to build advanced nuclear reactors within 5-7 years. The future reactors will be at Energy Northwest’s nuclear campus north of Richland. (Courtesy TerraPower)

Federal awards put Tri-Cities on map for next generation nuclear power

Tri-City economic development officials are over the moon after the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would invest millions into...
The Horn Rapids Solar, Storage & Training Project in Richland is a 4MW direct current solar array combined with a 1MW battery energy storage system. Power from the project is provided to the city of Richland. (Courtesy Energy Northwest)

New energy project powers up in Richland

Horn Rapids Solar, Storage & Training Project is now energized in north Richland. The utility-scale solar and battery project was...

UTC staff: Cascade revenue increase request not in ‘best interest of customers’

Staff with the Utilities and Transportation Commission have recommended a rate decrease for Cascade Natural Gas customers, saying the Kennewick-based...
3D printed safety components will be used in the TVA nuclear complex at Athens, Alabama. (Courtesy Framatome)

3D safety components for nuclear reactors come to Richland

Framatome’s nuclear fuel manufacturing facility in Richland played a key role in the first-ever use of a 3D printed safety...
Solar panels with wind turbines and electricity pylon at sunset.

Energy Briefs – December 2020

Utility-scale solar project planned for Richland Energy Northwest and Tucci Energy Services will develop a 75MW, utility-scale photovoltaic solar project...

Q&A with Brad Sawatzke

CEO, Energy Northwest Brad Sawatzke Number of employees you oversee: 1,000+ Brief background of your business: Energy Northwest is a...
Framatome’s new 11,000-square-foot scrap uranium recovery facility will separate uranium dioxide from other materials when it opens in Richland at the end of this year.

New $20M Framatome facility to open by year’s end

Richland plant set to begin operating new 11,000-square-foot scrap uranium recovery facility A $20 million facility is set to open...

Hydrogen fuel cells gaining momentum

In the coming decade, investors are betting that hydrogen will become a prominent fuel that can eliminate carbon dioxide discharges...
William Robertson of Bill & Debbie Robertson Nissan in Pasco shows off the dual plug-ins on the new Nissan Leaf.

Better batteries likely to drive electric car market

By Andrew Kirk With a nuclear reservation, national laboratory and cutting-edge agricultural processing in the Tri-Cities’ backyard, Jeff Leskovar expected...

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