PacifiCorp gets final approvals for $3 billion wind power expansion

first_imgPacifiCorp gets final approvals for $3 billion wind power expansion FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge News:PacifiCorp will proceed with a $3bn wind and related transmission expansion plan after it received two final state approvals needed to advance the Energy Vision 2020 initiative, said officials at the utility holding company.Plans call for adding three new wind projects totaling 1.15 GW of power generation capacity and a new 140-mile (225 km) transmission line in Wyoming, and repowering 900 MW of existing facilities in Washington state and Wyoming.The new wind projects will increase the amount of owned and contracted wind capacity on PacifiCorp’s system by more than 60% and will add enough new wind energy to power more than 400,000 average homes by 2020, according to the utility.PacifiCorp, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, says that repowering older wind farms will boost electricity output by more than 25% and extend the life of wind turbines.The final regulatory approvals were from the Utah Public Service Commission on 22 June and Idaho Public Utilities Commission last Friday.PacifiCorp owns two utilities: Pacific Power, whose service territory includes northern California, Oregon and southeastern Washington; and Rocky Mountain Power, covering eastern Idaho, and much of Utah and Wyoming. PacifiCorp now estimates its total investment for the Energy Vision 2020 projects will be “just over” $3bn, a reduction from the initial $3.5bn cost projection estimate when they were first announced in April 2017.More: Buffett utility gets final approvals for $3bn wind expansionlast_img read more

Everton appoint interim coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Duncan Ferguson has been placed in temporary charge of Everton as the club’s board begin their latest search for a manager after sacking Marco Silva.The Portuguese had been under intense pressure since a home defeat by Norwich on November 23 and that was followed by losses against Leicester and, on Wednesday, a 5-2 hammering by Liverpool that proved the final straw.Reports emerged on Thursday morning that the patience of majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and the board had finally run out and the axe came down shortly after 7pm.A statement from Everton read: “Everton Football Club can confirm that manager Marco Silva has left the club.“Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, chairman Bill Kenwright and the board of directors would like to thank Marco for his service over the last 18 months and wish him well for the future.“Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of the first team and will manage the side for the game against Chelsea on Saturday.“The club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible.”Silva leaves with Everton in the relegation zone and with matches against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal to come before Christmas.Former manager David Moyes, potentially in association with ex-player Tim Cahill, appears to be the front-runner for a permanent return to the club he left for Manchester United in 2013 but his name is not universally popular with fans.Recently-departed former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and former Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta, who is on Manchester City’s coaching staff, have also been cited as potential candidates.Tags: Duncan FergusonEvertonMarco Silvalast_img read more

Peggy Oliver, 1949 WHS graduate: April 21, 1931 – Aug. 3, 2013

first_imgPeggy Oliver, a 1949 Wellington High School graduate, died on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the age of 82 years.Oliver was born April 21, 1931 in Weleetka, Okla., and was a switchboard operator at St. Joseph Hospital retiring after 27 years of service.She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Lois Hammond; siblings, Ralph Hammond, Robert Hammond, Carlene Payne, Norma Wilson and Francis Arnold; daughter, Rhonda Kay Armstrong. Survivors include her sister, Wilma Neal (Don) of Gainesville, TX; daughter, Terri Nation (Bob) of Haysville; son, Clay Oliver (Ann) of Wichita; grandchildren, Graham Armstrong, Kacie Stewart, Ty Armstrong, Thor Oliver, Katrina Oliver, Jennifer Elitzin, Matt Hadsall and Maddie Oliver; 8 great-grandchildren with one more on the way. Viewing is from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Smith Mortuary, 7031 S. Broadway, Haysville. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m.Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Westview Baptist Church, 1325 S. Meridian, Wichita. Memorial contributions may be sent to the church. Arrangements with Smith Mortuary, Haysville.last_img read more