UEC News


UEC Offices Closed for Labor Day

August 28, 2018

UEC’s offices in Hermiston and Boardman will be closed Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor 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 […]

Umatilla Electric Conducting Phone Survey in July

July 10, 2018

About 300 Umatilla Electric Cooperative residential members and other community residents will be surveyed by phone during the month of July. The survey will be conducted by DHM Research of Portland on behalf of UEC. The purpose is to obtain local perceptions and viewpoints regarding UEC and community priorities. The survey calls will be made […]

Outages Occur As Winds Gust to 43 MPH

July 09, 2018

Outages occurred overnight in the Boardman-Hermiston area as winds gusted to 43 mph. At 11 p.m., 861 UEC members served by the Coyote Springs Substation lost power, affecting the town of Boardman and the Port of Morrow. The outage eventually affected about 1,373 members. Power was restored in the Boardman area at 2:40 a.m. At […]

Student-Built Home Open House Features EV Charger

June 04, 2018

An open house for the newest home built by local high school students will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at 898 S.W. Angus Court near Armand Larive Middle School. Among the home’s many features is a Level 2 electric vehicle charger provided by Umatilla Electric. High school students from Hermiston, Stanfield, […]

UEC Announces Sale of Eastern Oregon Telecom

May 31, 2018

HERMISTON, Ore. – Umatilla Electric Cooperative announced today the sale of its subsidiary business, Eastern Oregon Telecom, to the telecom’s senior executive team. Terms of the sale to the EOT executive team, doing business as Columbia Basin Development Group, were not disclosed. With 17 employees and more than 3,500 internet and telephone customers, EOT reported […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hydromania Summer Science Camp Registration Open

May 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 […]

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 […]