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January 3, 2018
Kentucky Utilities’ coal-fired generating plant in Ghent, Ky., April 18, 2014. Corporate demand for electricity from renewable sources to meet clean-energy goals is leading utilities to cut the use of coal, even in coal country. (Luke Sharrett/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
America's power grid shows signs of strain amid deep freeze
January 3, 2018 - 3:45pm
November 24, 2017
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What your Christmas lights will do to your electricity bill
November 24, 2017 - 2:53pm
 Neighbors share power from a generator using extension cords in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Oct. 5, 2017. Weeks after Hurricane Maria, packing winds of up to 155 miles an hour, knocked out power to the entire island, 80 percent of Puerto Rico still does not have power. (Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico's biggest contract to get the power back on
October 24, 2017 - 11:01am
April 5, 2017
The Robert W Scherer Power Plant, a coal-fired electricity plant operated by Georgia Power, a subsidiary of the Southern Company, in Juliette, Georgia, U.S. April 1, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
President Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
April 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
February 24, 2017
WOSTER: And there was light ...
February 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
February 21, 2017
Central Prairie Solar, a solar voltaic generation system by Central Electric Cooperative, is pictured Monday evening outside the cooperative's offices west of Mitchell. (Jake Shama / Republic)
Central Electric looking for member input on next step with sun power
February 21, 2017 - 4:54pm
January 3, 2017
Power restored to all rural electric co-op members in SD
January 3, 2017 - 11:27am
August 2, 2016
Fight over 'juice' to Napa rail site gets settled before state regulators
August 2, 2016 - 5:44pm
February 9, 2016
Utility reduces steep rate increase for Montana customers
February 9, 2016 - 12:22pm
February 8, 2016
Regulators looking at proposed electricity rate increase
February 8, 2016 - 12:25pm
July 13, 2015
Power outage in Mitchell caused by fearless flyers
July 13, 2015 - 10:17am
June 27, 2015
Central Electric General Manager Loren Noess is retiring after 25 years as manager of the Mitchell-based electrical co-op and 46 years in the business. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
Noess caps 25-years managing Central Electric
June 27, 2015 - 10:26am
June 24, 2015
Xcel Energy restores power to most in eastern South Dakota
June 24, 2015 - 10:34am
June 16, 2015
South Dakota's PUC OKs Xcel Energy 4 percent rate hike
June 16, 2015 - 2:41pm
June 10, 2015
The Beethoven Wind Farm 5 miles southwest of Tripp was spinning with the winds on Wednesday morning. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Wind farm now producing power
June 10, 2015 - 5:34pm