UEC News

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 […]

UEC Hits 10,000 Member Milestone

February 07, 2018

Umatilla Electric hit a milestone this month. The cooperative added its 10,000th member! Congratulations to Adelina G. from Hermiston for joining the co-op at a lucky moment. In honor of this milestone for UEC, Adelina was treated to a gift basket full of goodies and a bill credit on her new membership. Congratulations to our […]

Overhead Line Project Begins Feb. 12

February 05, 2018

A Umatilla Electric contractor, Magnum Power, will be installing an overhead electrical communications line onto the cooperative’s 230/115-kilovolt power line over the next several weeks. The project will include a contracted helicopter service. The line begins at the Hermiston Generating Company plant on Westland Road, runs north along Interstate 82, and passes through Umatilla’s South […]

JOIN US: Annual Membership Dinner Apr. 21

January 30, 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 […]

UEC Given Authority to Provide Transmission to Wind Project

January 22, 2018

In a ruling issued Jan. 18, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a protest by Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative and ordered Umatilla Electric Cooperative to provide wholesale transmission service to Wheatridge Wind Energy’s proposed 500-megawatt generation project in northeastern Oregon. “We’re thrilled with the ruling,” said Robert Echenrode, UEC General Manager and CEO. “We have […]

Joining the ORECA Action Program is Easy

January 01, 2018

Joining is easy. Simply go to www.ORECA-Action.org and follow the instructions to register. Or you can stop by UEC’s Hermiston or Boardman offices and fill out a simple card that enrolls you in this important program. By signing up for ORECA-Action, you’ll maximize your voice and become part of a growing team of electric cooperative […]

UEC Rates Well Below State, U.S. Averages

December 28, 2017

Umatilla Electric will absorb rising costs from its wholesale power supplier without the need for an overall revenue increase from its Cooperative membership, while continuing to provide some of the lowest electricity rates in Oregon and the nation. UEC’s average residential rate of 8.62 cents per kilowatt-hour is 21 percent below the state average and […]