columbia water and light http://kbia.org en City council approves upgrades to 43-year-old turbine http://kbia.org/post/city-council-approves-upgrades-43-year-old-turbine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Columbia City Council voted Monday for improvements on Boiler 8 at the Municipal Power Plant. Boiler 8 is a natural gas-operating turbine and has been operating since 1970.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:45:11 +0000 Eliza Davidson 49098 at http://kbia.org Columbia Water & Light hosts expo to help with energy efficiency http://kbia.org/post/columbia-water-light-hosts-expo-help-energy-efficiency <p>With the approach of the winter season, managers at Columbia Water &amp; Light are urging Columbia residents to maximize the energy efficiency of their homes. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:04:53 +0000 Daniel Shapiro 43628 at http://kbia.org Columbia Water & Light hosts expo to help with energy efficiency Rain gauge system proposed for Columbia sewer problems http://kbia.org/post/rain-gauge-system-proposed-columbia-sewer-problems <div><p>A retired sewer division superintendent is urging Columbia to invest in high-tech rain gauges that would allow people to monitor rainfall online in real-time.</p><p>Former city employee Bill Weitkemper attended an Energy and Environment Commission meeting Tuesday night to urge commission members to bring the issue to City Council.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:18:22 +0000 Teddy Nykiel 36074 at http://kbia.org Rain gauge system proposed for Columbia sewer problems Columbia electrical-line project expected to impact utility rates http://kbia.org/post/columbia-electrical-line-project-expected-impact-utility-rates <p>Columbia’s southern region is in need of new electrical transmission lines because of the region’s population increase – and Columbia’s Water and Light Department and City Council are discussing options for the region.</p><p>Representatives from the Department and council met yesterday (Thursday) afternoon to discuss one project that would create new transmission lines. Water and Light staff have proposed three line options to the council.</p><p>Officials say regardless of the option chosen residents should expect to see a utility-rate increase for the project.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:21:18 +0000 Meredith Miller 35441 at http://kbia.org Columbia electrical-line project expected to impact utility rates Columbia Water and Light assist Monroe City after flooding http://kbia.org/post/columbia-water-and-light-assist-monroe-city-after-flooding <p>A thunderstorm producing hail and capable of tornadoes hit the Mid-Missouri area on Wednesday evening. While Columbia experienced minimal power outages, citizens of Monroe, Missouri had no power Thursday morning. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:21:11 +0000 Michael Losch 32333 at http://kbia.org Earth Hour organizers say it's about more than electricity http://kbia.org/post/earth-hour-organizers-say-its-about-more-electricity <p></p><p align="left">The City of Columbia is encouraging people to turn off the lights in their homes and buildings this Saturday in celebration of the annual Earth Hour event. Earth Hour is a global program that promotes energy savings, and Columbia has participated in it each year since 2008.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:37:28 +0000 HyungJin Gill 30835 at http://kbia.org Earth Hour organizers say it's about more than electricity Columbia electric linemen help restore power after Hurricane Sandy http://kbia.org/post/columbia-electric-linemen-help-restore-power-after-hurricane-sandy <p></p><p>Over 200,000 homes are still without power in Rockaway Township, NJ, after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast on October 29. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 23:10:47 +0000 Rebecca Neth 24260 at http://kbia.org Columbia electric linemen help restore power after Hurricane Sandy Power outages sweep the east coast http://kbia.org/post/power-outages-sweep-east-coast <p>A group of twelve linemen from Columbia Water and Light arrived in Cleveland, Ohio this afternoon to help restore power to more than 50,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:13:01 +0000 Charles Minshew 23689 at http://kbia.org Power outages sweep the east coast Columbia asks for less water use while it repairs equipment http://kbia.org/post/columbia-asks-less-water-use-while-it-repairs-equipment <p>Columbia Water and Light is asking its customers to cut down on their water use between now and 6 o&rsquo; clock Saturday morning. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 17:11:49 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17129 at http://kbia.org Columbia asks for less water use while it repairs equipment