UEC News


UEC Offices Closed Thursday, July 2

June 25, 2020

UEC offices will be closed Thursday, July 2, in observance of Independence Day. A reminder: UEC offices are closed Friday’s. Need to make a payment? Try one of these mobile friendly options. Download the SmartHub app or login online to easily manage your account from anywhere, anytime. Members can also pay by phone at 888-480-9709 […]

Coordinated Effort with AWS Benefits Local Communities

June 22, 2020

UEC and HES Work with Amazon Web Services to Support the Umatilla-Morrow Community Companies coordinate to provide energy assistance, support local aid organizations, and bolster student connectivity and virtual learning. Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) and Hermiston Energy Services (HES) announced they are working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to donate funds to support local electric […]

What To Do In Case of Power Outage

June 11, 2020

Call 1(888) 465-5701 Call UEC any time day or night to report an outage. Emergency calls will be forwarded to a UEC outage duty representative, who will ask questions about your location and situation and then dispatch a line crew to fix the problem. It is helpful to keep “grid plate” numbers handy so you […]

Tips For Staying Safe Around Electricity

June 11, 2020

Electrical / Lightning Storms The lazy, hazy, hot days of summer provide the right atmosphere for sudden thunder and lightning storms. Lightning is a form of static electricity and like other forms of electricity, lightning looks for a path to the ground. It will use the best conductor available, including water, a tree, a kite […]

Preparing For Summer Storms

June 11, 2020

Summer is here, school is out and families are gearing up for a few months of fun and relaxation. While summer brings much fun in the sun, it can also bring the occasional severe storm. In the event of a power outage, you can trust that Umatilla Electric is ready to respond. The major cause […]

Thunderstorm Damage Update

May 31, 2020

When and How to Report a Power Outage Report a Downed Powerline Food Safety During an Emergency Progress Updates on Severe Thunderstorm Damage Shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, a powerful series of thunderstorms hit Northeast Oregon after causing widespread destruction in Central Oregon. Peak gusts hit 76 mph at Arlington, 75 at Umatilla, […]

Q&A Regarding PPP and EIDL Funding

May 16, 2020

Greg Smith of UEC’s Business Resource Center Answers Common Questions on PPP and EIDL Funding Many business owners have applied for or received funds from the Paycheck Protection (PPP) and/or Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). We have received the following questions and want to share information we hope will be helpful. Q: I have applied […]

Summer Program Cancellations Announced

May 12, 2020

Unfortunately, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the following summer programs have been cancelled for 2020: Washington D.C. Youth Tour Idaho Youth Rally Hydromania Summer Science Camp We will be reaching out to participants to offer them attendance in 2021. We regret this but the health and safety of our participants is, as always, our […]

View The 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

April 23, 2020

We missed the opportunity to see you this spring at the Annual Meeting and appreciate those who took time to cast their ballot in the District election. Below is a video of the virtual Board Meeting held on April 18, 2020 at the Hermiston office headquarters. 2020 UEC Virtual Annual Meeting