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  1. Utility Company: Teton Village without power after storm downs power lines

      JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A wind storm is suspected of downing 17 steel utility poles along the Moose-Wilson Road on Tuesday night, causing a power outage in Teton County that could last for several days and forcing the closure of a popular ski resort. The outage initially affected about 3,500 customers in Teton Village, the Jackson Hole Airport and three subdivisions, said Lower Valley Energy spokesman Brian Tanabe. Wind gusts of up to 90 mph were reported in west-central Wyoming Tuesday night, but Tanabe said it's not clear if it was straight winds, microbursts or something else that bent some of the steel poles over like they were made of balsa wood. The downed wires are transmission lines , meaning Lower Valley Energy won't be able to just re-route power to all of the affected areas, Tanabe said. Crews from five other utilities are helping to restore electrical service, he said. Jackson Hole Airport was closed Tuesday night, stranding several hundred passengers, but flights resumed on Wednesday, airport director Jim Elwood told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be closed through the weekend, said spokeswoman Anna Cole. The resort's heavy equipment and some personnel will be helping to clear snow so repair crews can put up temporary wooden poles. The closure means the cancellation of skijoring and Special Olympics competitions scheduled for this weekend, Cole said. Teton Village at the base of the resort is not officially evacuated, but sheriff's Sgt. Matt Carr told The Jackson Hole News & Guide on Wednesday it "is turning into a ghost town right now." The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Jackson Hole Central Reservation will be assisting with lodging and travel options for displaced guests. The resort will issue refunds, but Cole said they have not yet determined how they will take care of that. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has issued a "no unnecessary travel" order on highways in Teton County.

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    Fri, 10 Feb 2017

  2. Coal News: Water permit enables growth of western Maryland coal mine

    The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving a western Maryland coal mine permission to increase the amount of water it discharges into the Casselman River as production increases.

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    Sat, 11 Feb 2017

  3. Oil and Gas: OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo met with Eni's CEO Claudio Descalzi

    The visit of the OPEC delegation was an opportunity to discuss the major issues facing the oil and gas sector, as well as a chance to look at the new dynamics of world energy and oil, and their impact on the markets.

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    Wed, 8 Feb 2017

  4. Utility Company: Power outages continue in western Kansas after ice storm

    Several thousand people in the Dodge City area are still without power after an ice storm coated the region during the weekend.

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    Wed, 18 Jan 2017

  1. Storm restoration: Restore power faster after storms

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    Tue, 3 Mar 2015

  2. Storm Impact Analytics for Utilities

    In recent years, increasingly volatile and extreme weather events have significantly impacted the operations and bottom lines of many utilities. Contributing to the problem are obsolete grid assets and a lack of automation, both of which can make it difficult to predict and prepare for the impact ...

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  3. Oregon grapples with aftermath of winter storm

    With no competition from cars, kids were having fun on hilly, snow-slickened streets

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    Fri, 16 Dec 2016

  4. Coal Ash From Chesapeake Reported Vulnerable

    3.3 million tons of ash are stored in pits, two-third of which are unlined, at the site of Chesapeake Energy Center, which was closed by Dominion Virginia Power in 2014 after over 60 years of operations.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  5. Westar works to restore power after storms hit Kansas

    Westar expected total power restoration by Wednesday evening 

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    Wed, 5 Oct 2016

  6. Exelon utilities ready for summer heat, storms

    Company investments in smart grid and storm -hardening will help prevent outages for more than 22 million people

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    Tue, 14 Jun 2016

  7. PRX Proximity Voltage Detectors

    HD Electric offers the PRX Proximity Voltage Detectors, which come in three versatile, lightweight and weather resistant models that allow linemen to safely and accurately verify the presence of voltage without contacting the conductor.

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    Mon, 9 Jan 2017

  8. Utility Company: Vermont utility to delay planned outage until after storm

    Vermont's largest electric utility is going to delay a planned maintenance outage in eastern Chittenden County until after the storm that's expected to hit the region.

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    Fri, 30 Dec 2016

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