UEC News


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

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, […]

Nominate a Veteran for the Trip of a Lifetime

January 09, 2017

CoBank, a national cooperative that provides financial services to Umatilla Electric, has asked UEC and other rural electric cooperatives to nominate one disabled veteran from their community for the No Barriers Warriors adventure program. For generations, rural America has produced a disproportionate share of our armed forces. There are 22 million veterans in the United […]

Winter Cold Snap Could Lead to Higher Electric Bills

January 09, 2017

If your current Umatilla Electric bill looks a little higher than usual, most members can blame the cold weather in December and January. Temperatures began to drop on Dec. 5, 2016, with little relief before the ice and now arrived in January. Many homes’ electric heating systems are working overtime to maintain comfortable temperatures inside […]