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2 years 1 month ago

Obama may act to stop infrastructure cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says the White House may take steps to get U.S. businesses to protect themselves from computer attacks if they are responsible for providing critical services like water or electricity. Brennan told the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday that President Barack...

2 years 4 months ago

Local start up aims to harness wave energy

A local start-up company is on the cutting edge of renewable energy development by designing and building machines that make electricity by harnessing the power of ocean waves. Atargis Energy Corporation was founded in 2010 by Air Force Academy aeronautics professor Dr. Stefan Siegel, Ph.D. The company is currently...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Unsafe wiring forces out tenants

About 30 people in Colorado Springs have homeless for the past four days after the electricity at their apartment was shut off over safety concerns. Colorado Springs Fire Department spokeswoman Sunny Smaldino says the wiring in Beverly Apartments at 23 N. Wasatch Avenue hasn't been updated since the building...

3 years 2 months ago

Power out on Colorado Springs westside

Electricity is out in a westside Colorado Springs neighborhood. Colorado Springs Utilities says it affects about 2,400 customers in the area around Rio Grande and Cimarron. Power is expected to be out for a couple of hours.

3 years 2 months ago

High temps drive up electrical use

It's shaping up to be the hottest week of the year and utility managers say we are are also using the most energy that we have in 2011. With temperatures in the high 90's and 100's a spokesman for Colorado Springs Utilities says their customers will use over 800 megawatts...

3 years 9 months ago

Vestas sells more wind generators

Vestas has received an order for 44 wind turbines to be installed near American Falls, Idaho for Ridgeline Energy. "We look forward to working with Ridgeline on its Rockland wind energy project," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. "Ridgeline is a highly respected and experienced developer of commercial-scale...

3 years 9 months ago

Vestas gets another order

Vestas has received an order for 24 wind turbines for a project near Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. "Minnesota is one of the leading states for wind power, and we are excited to help create more clean, reliable energy here," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. This is Vestas'...

3 years 10 months ago

Power restored in north Colorado Springs

Update: Power has been completely restored. ----------------------------------------------- Colorado Springs Utilities confirms a power outage due to an underground cable which was severed at Copper Center. The outage affects about 700 customers -- potentially thousands of people. Work crews hope to have the power restored by 2 p.m....

4 years 3 months ago

Xcel installing temporary Denver substation

Xcel Energy is still asking customers in east Denver to reduce electricity use as it installs a temporary substation to replace one that blew up. Company spokesman Mark Stutz says customers have been conserving energy, avoiding the need for controlled outages. But he says Thursday could be rough because...

4 years 3 months ago

Local Chipotle to go solar as a test

One local Chipotle Restaurant will go solar as part of a national test. The Chipotle at Citadel Crossing will add solar panels to its roof. That location was chosen partly because of Colorado's bright sunshine. It's estimated the power bill will go down 30 to 40 percent. "It's...

4 years 6 months ago

Xcel customers face tiered electricity rates

Colorado's largest power supplier is going to charge more this summer for customers who use the most electricity. XCel Energy won approval from state utility regulators Wednesday to institute tiered electric rates in summertime. That means that residential customers will pay higher rates for each kilowatt hour once they...

4 years 7 months ago

Hearing planned on power plant noise

Xcel Energy plans to hold a public meeting to discuss the odd humming noise coming from its new power plant on the southeast edge of Pueblo. The billion dollar generator is almost complete, but has been emitting a hum during testing that has bothered neighbors from time to time. ...

4 years 7 months ago

Regulators expand oversight of smart-grid project

State regulators are getting more involved in Xcel Energy's smart-grid project in Boulder as the utility has started charging customers statewide to cover some of the costs. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has decided that Xcel Energy needs to seek more approval of the project, which is modernizing the electric...

4 years 8 months ago

Democrats want to raise renewable energy standard

Democratic state lawmakers want to increase the amount of electricity coming from renewable sources. Under current law, investor-owned utilities must get 20 percent of their power from renewable sources like wind and solar energy by 2020. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that he is backing planned legislation requiring them to...

4 years 8 months ago

Books recalled over risky do-it-yourself advice

Oxmoor House on Friday recalled nearly 1 million home improvement books because of errors that could lead do-it-yourselfers to make risky mistakes while installing or repairing their electrical wiring. The errors in technical diagrams and wiring instructions could cause people to be shocked or create a fire hazard. ...

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