storm aftermath en Smart Grid: Possible ointment for sting of deadly power outages <p></p><p>The images are everywhere: whole sections of lower-Manhattan dark, the&nbsp;electric grid blown out by Hurricane Sandy.</p><p>It shouldn’t be that way, say some northwest technology experts, who&nbsp;want to see the modernization of our electric utilities.&nbsp;Their answer? Something called the “<a href="">smart grid</a><a href="">.</a>"</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:46:04 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6895 at Smart Grid: Possible ointment for sting of deadly power outages Storm was last week, but still affecting daily life for many <p>With life returning to normal across much of Puget Sound, at least 24,000 homes were still without power as of 11 o&#39;clock this morning. Puget Sound Energy has the largest number of outages and predicts it will have nearly all its customers restored by Wednesday evening.</p><p>The clean-up job is still daunting, and it&#39;s affecting some schools and college campuses.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:39:11 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3903 at WSDOT worker killed by falling tree; Worst of storm & flooding over <p>A veteran Washington State Department of Transportation worker has died after being hit by a falling tree during Sunday night's rain storm.&nbsp; Maintenance Superintendent Jim McBride said the worker was setting up safety cones to alert motorists to downed power lines when the tree fell on his truck and killed him on Highway 203 just south of Carnation.&nbsp;</p><p>Department spokeswoman Kris Olsen identified the man as 66-year-old Billy Rhynalds, a 12-year veteran of the department.</p> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:06:32 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 543 at Kitsap County power outages continue <p><em>Updated 5:30 am, Wed.</em></p><p>More than 39,000 Puget Sound Energy customers are still without power after Monday's snow and winds toppled main transmission lines. <a href="">PSE reports</a> &nbsp;most were in Kitsap County. That's where main transmission lines were brought down by trees and strong winds.</p><p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:23:24 +0000 Gary Davis 207 at Kitsap County power outages continue