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What's this building? Once home to Vancouver's first electrical substation, today it sits empty, awaiting an unknown fate.

Bridge Sub’s moving history in Vancouver

What's this building? Once home to Vancouver's first electrical substation, today it sits empty, awaiting an unknown fate.

November 28, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Clearly visible as you cross the Interstate 5 Bridge sits one of Vancouver’s oldest buildings. Read story

In order to meet the state's clean energy regulations, Clark Public Utilities has partnered up with Pend Oreille Public Utility District to acquire hydropower from the Box Canyon Dam in Eastern Washington.

Clark Public Utilities signs deal to buy 10% of its energy from Eastern Washington dam

In order to meet the state's clean energy regulations, Clark Public Utilities has partnered up with Pend Oreille Public Utility District to acquire hydropower from the Box Canyon Dam in Eastern Washington.

November 23, 2022, 6:05am Business

More than 400 miles from Vancouver in a narrow canyon near Washington’s Canadian border, turbines spin at the Box Canyon Dam, creating energy that once powered a nearby paper mill. Read story

The Clark Public Utilities outage map Friday afternoon showing an outage in downtown Vancouver affecting about 1,400 customers.

Power outage affects downtown Vancouver, along with jail, dispatch center

The Clark Public Utilities outage map Friday afternoon showing an outage in downtown Vancouver affecting about 1,400 customers.

November 18, 2022, 3:00pm Clark County News

A power outage triggered fire alarms and knocked out traffic lights Friday afternoon in downtown Vancouver. The outage also affected the Clark County Jail and the 911 dispatch center.  Read story

Nancy Barnes is leading Don Steinke in the race for Clark Public Utilities commissioner on Tuesday night.

Barnes leads Steinke in Clark Public Utilities race

Nancy Barnes is leading Don Steinke in the race for Clark Public Utilities commissioner on Tuesday night.

November 8, 2022, 10:19pm Business

Nancy Barnes was leading Don Steinke in the race to represent Clark Public Utilities’ second commissioner district Tuesday night. Barnes, the incumbent, has been on the commission since 1992. Read story

Clark Public Utilities' River Road Generating Plant burns natural gas to make about 225 megawatts of electricity, using a turbine similar to those used on jet engines in airplanes.

Upgrades to Clark Public Utilities’ gas-powered plant to boost flexibility, lower emissions, costs

Clark Public Utilities' River Road Generating Plant burns natural gas to make about 225 megawatts of electricity, using a turbine similar to those used on jet engines in airplanes.

November 8, 2022, 6:05am Business

Clark Public Utilities’ River Road Generating Plant has been a controversial place. Its billowing clouds of steam and carbon emissions stick out in a region powered largely by hydropower. Now it is on its way to becoming less of a dominating force and more of a backup option. Read story

Energy Adviser: Tree trimming helps keep power up

November 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

As beautiful as the trees in the Southwest Washington area are, they can make life difficult for electric customers and their energy providers — especially over the winter months. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

Vancouver develops green policies to position city for future

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

November 1, 2022, 6:54pm Clark County News

Vancouver city officials and climate advocates have been awaiting the city’s package of leading-edge green strategies to be approved after months of sorting out fine details — something that isn’t slated to happen until at least early December. Read story

Nancy Barnes and Don Steinke will advance to the general election Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County Commissioner, District No. 2.

Clark Public Utilities commissioner candidates split on path to climate goals

Nancy Barnes and Don Steinke will advance to the general election Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County Commissioner, District No. 2.

October 13, 2022, 7:01pm Clark County News

With aggressive state requirements to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral, the future for Clark Public Utilities is green. The question is, how will the utility do it? That’s a topic the two vying for a seat on the utility’s commission were asked to speak to. Read story

Energy Adviser: Give home, business head start for winter

October 1, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

With summer easing into fall and winter not far behind, Clark County residents are just a few weeks away from firing up their home heating systems. Read story

Candidates for Clark Public Utilities commissioner, District No.

Clark Public Utility District commissioner candidates talk climate change, advocacy

Candidates for Clark Public Utilities commissioner, District No.

July 16, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

The role of a public utility was fiercely debated Wednesday by three candidates running to fill the Clark Public Utility District’s commissioner position for District 2. Neither Nancy Barnes, Carol Dillin nor Don Steinke had identical opinions on what level of advocacy is appropriate for such an agency. Read story