Richland Energy Services’ Matt Suarez, left, meter, power and protection lead, and Trevor Wilkerson, power operations manager, stand with Richland Energy Services’ first AMI meter, which arrived in April 2021. (Courtesy city of Richland)

Richland improves metering efficiency, renewable energy use

Richland is preparing to launch final testing of a new utility metering system prior to its rollout in 2022, ending...
X-energy is preparing to place its high-temperature gas-cooled advanced reactor technology at the Energy Northwest campus north of Richland. (Courtesy X-Energy)

X-energy swoons at opportunity to bring next-gen nuclear to Tri-Cities

J. Clay Sell J. Clay Sell had two main goals when he visited the Tri-Cities in...
The Columbia Riverkeeper opposes new nuclear in the Hanford area, home to dozens of species of mammals, fish and of course, ducks. (File photo)

Columbia Riverkeeper says Hanford is ‘no place’ for new nuclear

An Oregon-based environmental nonprofit is challenging the wisdom of fighting climate change with small modular nuclear reactors near the Hanford...

Q&A with Bob Schuetz

Bob Schuetz CEO Energy Northwest Bob Schuetz Number of employees you oversee: 1,000 + Brief background of your organization: Energy...
Solar panels with wind turbines and electricity pylon at sunset.

Energy Briefs – December 2021

Ostrom Mushroom Farms receives $102K REA rebate Ostrom Mushroom Farms received a $102,000 rebate from Benton Rural Electric Association for...
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...

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