UEC News


SmartHub Services Scheduled for Maintainance

August 16, 2017

Notice to Members: SmartHub services for Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy Services customers will be down temporarily for maintenance the morning of Friday, August 18. The following services may be unavailable: SmartHub Payment Services Report an Outage Automatic Phone Payments On-site Payment Kiosk To report an outage during the maintenance window, call 888-465-5701. Thank you for your […]

Steven Platt Named to UEC Board of Directors

August 08, 2017

Steven Platt of Pilot Rock has been appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Umatilla Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. Platt will represent UEC’s District 6, an area east and southeast of Pendleton that also includes the upper Umatilla River, Weston Mountain and Meacham areas, and a small portion of northwest Union County. “I’m […]

UEC Hires McMeen for Finance Manager Role

July 20, 2017

Illinois native Lisa McMeen has joined Umatilla Electric Cooperative as Manager of Finance and Accounting. McMeen most recently worked as controller at New-Mac Electric Cooperative, which serves 17,000 homes, farms and businesses in the southwest corner of Missouri. She previously worked as Manager of Financial Services at Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Vinita, Okla., and earlier worked as Chief […]

Beware of Scam Callers Demanding Payments

July 19, 2017

A male caller posing as an electric company employee has been threatening Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy customers  with immediate disconnection unless they pay their bill at once. He states he works for the electric company, but does not tell you the name of the electric company. The customers are being told to buy a […]

Metallic Balloon Causes Power Outage

July 11, 2017

A metallic party balloon caught in power lines at Geer and Theater roads knocked out power to 2,950 Umatilla Electric members Monday evening in and around north Hermiston. Helium-filled balloons made of mylar can float into power lines, causing power outages and damaged equipment. Metallic balloons not only cause power outages, but start fires that […]

RoseEtta Ansotegui Stepping Down as UEC Board Director

June 27, 2017

After 12 years representing District 6, RoseEtta Ansotegui has decided to step down from the Umatilla Electric Board of Directors, effective July 15.      “RoseEtta is resigning to care for those in her family with health-related issues,” UEC Board President Bob MacPherson said. “This was a tough decision but the right choice to make, […]

UEC Sends High School Students to Idaho Youth Rally

June 27, 2017

Four high school students from Hermiston, Irrigon and Ione will represent Umatilla Electric at the annual Idaho Youth Rally July 10-15 in Caldwell.  The energy and leadership camp at Caldwell  is  sponsored by the Idaho Consumer Utility Association. Because the students have an important say in the camp’s content, the week is packed with both […]

UEC Offices Closed Tuesday, July 4

June 26, 2017

UEC’s offices in Hermiston and Boardman will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. A reminder: Our SmartHub portal at umatillaelectric.com allows you to manage your account from a computer, smartphone or tablet. You may pay by phone at 888-480-9709 anytime day or night.  You are welcome to try our outdoor payment kiosk at […]

Beware of Scam Callers Demanding Payments

June 22, 2017

A male caller posing as an electric company employee has been threatening Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy customers  with immediate disconnection unless they pay their bill at once. He states he works for the electric company, but does not tell you the name of the electric company. The customers are being told to buy a […]