UEC News


Hydromania Summer Science Camp Registration Open

April 26, 2017

Hydromania is a fun-filled summer science camp for students who have just completed the 4th and 5th grade that is focused on science, water, our environment and energy. This exciting camp includes hands-on experiments, activities, field trips, and interaction with other students, making it an unforgettable experience. Follow the link for more details and to […]

Payment Services Scheduled for Maintenance

April 24, 2017

Maintenance on the UEC/HES payment system will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, 4/26/2017, and should conclude by 2 a.m. the following morning. Users may experience a brief period when they are unable make or schedule a payment using a previously stored card or account. However they will still be able to make a one-time […]

80th Annual Meeting to be held April 22, 2017

April 11, 2017

Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s 80th Annual Meeting & Membership Dinner will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Hermiston Conference Center. The event is free and open to UEC members and guests. The business meeting includes financial and operational information for calendar year 2016. Three board directors will be seated to […]

$1 Million in Capital Credits to be Refunded in April

March 29, 2017

Umatilla Electric Cooperative members who received power in 2015 will receive a Capital Credits refund in April 2017. At this time, UEC’s Board of Directors has approved a total of $1 million to be returned to members, which represents a portion of the cooperative’s 2015 margins. Each member will receive approximately 1 percent of the […]

Solar Array Expansion Approved

March 27, 2017

Umatilla County Commissioners unanimously approved the expansion of Umatilla Electric’s Moyer-Tolles Solar Array located on Highway 730 near McNary. The decision was made March 15 to allow for 80 acres of previously designated “high-value farmland” to be used for the member-owned solar station. Commissioners and county staff noted the area does not have a water right and […]

UEC Breaks Ground on 31st Substation

March 27, 2017

Umatilla Electric began construction of their 31st substation in late February. The Hermiston East substation, located at the intersection of Northeast 10th Street and East Elm Ave. in Hermiston, will serve both UEC and Hermiston Energy (HES) customers. The project is expected to be completed in July of this year and will help to take […]

Payment Services Scheduled for Maintenance

March 22, 2017

Notice to Members: Payment Services for Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy Services customers will be down temporarily for maintenance between the hours of 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. beginning Thursday, March 23. The following payment services may be unavailable: SmartHub Automatic Phone Payments On-site Payment Kiosk Thank you for your cooperation!

Beware of Scam Callers Demanding Payments

March 08, 2017

A male caller posing as an electric company employee is threatening Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy customers today 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 […]

Idaho Power Updates B2H Transmission Project

February 01, 2017

From Idaho Power – Since 2008, Idaho Power has worked collaboratively with agencies, property owners and other stakeholders – including Umatilla Electric Cooperative – as the Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) Project moves through federal and state permitting. As we approach one of the project’s most significant milestones, the BLM’s Federal Record of Decision (ROD) expected this spring, […]