December 19, 2002 |
Thousands of Sierra Pacific Power Co. customers remain without power four days after Saturday's storms while the utility works to repair what a spokeswoman calls its most widespread damage ever. Slightly fewer than 10,000 customers remained in the dark in the Reno-Sparks area and parts of western Nevada and California's Alpine County.
March 10, 1988
Long-distance telephone service for more than 250,000 customers in Santa Barbara County and part of San Luis Obispo County was cut off after a cable was destroyed at a Los Angeles excavation project, officials said. GTE California Co., which provides phone service for the region, said it has 264,000 customers in the affected area. The cable was destroyed by workers drilling a horizontal hole under Ventura Boulevard near Topanga Canyon Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley.
May 26, 1986
A proposal to cross one of the more scenic valleys in the Sierra Nevada with a massive two-state power line project is dead, a utility official says. Sierra Pacific Power Co. spokesman Mike Sullivan said the proposed route through Hope Valley south of Lake Tahoe has been dropped because it is not economically feasible.
March 9, 1988 |
A massive power outage cut electricity to thousands of customers in northern Nevada today, apparently caused by a failure in transmission facilities in Idaho, a Sierra Pacific Power Co. spokesman said. Electricity to Reno, Sparks, Carson City and a number of Lake Tahoe communities failed shortly before 10 a.m., according to Sierra Pacific information officer Bob Sagan. "We lost three transmission interties," said Sagan.
November 21, 1994 |
Utilities Rate Decision: The California Public Utilities Commission is expected to issue a final decision Tuesday that will set six investor-owned utilities' 1995 allowable return on equity--a part of a regulated utility's version of profit margin. The annual process began this year with applications filed in May by the utilities, followed by those of other interested parties such as consumer groups. A PUC administrative law judge has held hearings on the applications.
May 7, 2000 |
A Reno-based utility's plans to build a diversion dam on the Truckee River are drawing opposition from whitewater enthusiasts. Kayakers and rafters question Sierra Pacific Power Co.'s claims that the dam, planned for a spot east of the California town of Truckee, would benefit them as well as trout. "It sounds like a joke to me," kayaker Dave Boiano told the Tahoe World. "I don't see how it could benefit kayakers."