UEC News


NWPPA Honors Wolfe With Community Service Award

May 24, 2018

HERMISTON, Ore. – Bryan Wolfe of Hermiston has received the Northwest Public Power Association’s top honor for community service. Wolfe, a longtime member of the Umatilla Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, received the Paul J. Raver Community Service Award May 22 at the NWPPA’s annual conference in Boise. The award honors an individual or company […]

UEC Offices Closed on Memorial Day May 28

May 21, 2018

UEC’s offices in Hermiston and Boardman will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial 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 […]

Additional Spill Costs Hit Public Utilities, Including UEC

May 21, 2018

As expected, the Bonneville Power Administration has proposed a surcharge to its wholesale power rates to recover costs associated with increased water spill at eight Northwest dams. As a wholesale power customer of BPA, Umatilla Electric Cooperative anticipates a total charge exceeding $200,000 for the additional spill. UEC will absorb the surcharge without affecting the […]

450 Attend UEC Annual Membership Meeting

May 01, 2018

With a theme of “It’s the Water … Powering Our Communities,” about 450 people attended Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s 81th annual meeting on April 21 at the Hermiston Community Center. The co-op handed out 30 door prizes, with a grand prize of a beach vacation at Newport. Musician Frank Carlson provided entertainment, and Bonneville Power Administration […]

Board Election Results Announced April 21

April 25, 2018

UEC’s annual Board election concluded last Saturday at the 81st Annual Meeting with the election of incumbent Bryan Wolfe in District 3 and Phil Hamm in District 4. Phil succeeds Bob MacPherson as the District 4 director. Bryan Wolfe Holds District 3 Director Seat A Wallowa native, Bryan Wolfe and wife Lou Ann moved to the […]

JOIN US: Annual Membership Dinner Apr. 21

April 15, 2018

Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s 81st Annual Membership Dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 21 at the Hermiston Community Center. Members have a direct voice in the way Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) operates. Each year, in April, UEC holds an annual membership meeting to elect district Board of Directors and present reports on […]

$3 Million in Capital Credits to be Refunded in April

April 12, 2018

Umatilla Electric Cooperative members who received power in 2016 will receive a Capital Credits refund this month. UEC’s Board of Directors has approved a total of $3 million to be returned to members, which represents a portion of the cooperative’s 2016 margins. Each member will receive a portion of the amount they spent on energy […]

Court Orders More Spill Over Dams

April 09, 2018

Court Orders More Spill Over Dams; BPA Predicts Higher Power Rates From Northeast Oregon Now The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered more water to be spilled over the region’s dams to help young salmon migrating to the ocean. The Bonneville Power Administration said on Tuesday that it will follow the U.S. […]

Hydromania Summer Science Camp Registration Open

March 15, 2018

We’re celebrating our 20th year of science fun and learning! 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 […]

Road Work Begins Wednesday, March 7

March 06, 2018

Beginning Wednesday, March 7th, UEC crews will be performing maintenance on the residential road of W. Ridgeway between NW 11th Street and NW 6th  Street.  We anticipate work to be completed within three to four weeks. At this time there are no scheduled outages, but should the need arise, UEC will contact the customers affected prior […]