UEC News


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 […]

Capital Credits Checks Mailed in December

December 19, 2017

One of the many benefits of being a member-owner of Umatilla Electric Cooperative is sharing in any margins generated by the business. In November 2017, the UEC Board of Directors approved a total of $4.34 million to be returned to members in December 2017, representing the remaining 2000, 2001 and 2002 margins. In mid-December, UEC […]

Construction Completed at New Substation

December 07, 2017

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at on Dec. 6 at the new substation on the southeast corner of Northeast 10th St. and East Elm Ave. Ambassadors and Hermiston City officials attended along with UEC staff to honor the work done to complete the large project. The substation will serve both UEC members and Hermiston […]

Outage Affects Southwest Hermiston

December 02, 2017

A fault on an underground power line touched off a 19-minute outage affecting about 732 customers Saturday morning, Dec. 2, in southwest Hermiston. The outage began at about 10:03 a.m., and was related to an earlier outage affecting about 75 customers at the Chateaubri Mobile Home Community that occurred at about 6:42 a.m.

Recent Boardman Area Outages

November 07, 2017

Foreign objects, such as trees, animals, or windblown garbage, cause an interruption of service when contact is made with electric power lines. To maintain reliable service and clear temporary line contacts, protective devices are strategically placed throughout a power line circuit to temporarily interrupt and restore service. When maintenance or construction crews are working on […]

SmartHub Services Down for Maintenance

October 09, 2017

Notice to Members: SmartHub services for Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy Services customers will be down temporarily for maintenance the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 11 until 8:00 a.m. 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 […]