UEC News


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 […]

Payment Services Scheduled for Maintenance

December 01, 2016

Notice to Members: Payment Services for Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy Services customers will be down temporarily for maintenance between the hours of 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5. The following payment services may be unavailable: SmartHub Automatic Phone Payments On-site Payment Kiosk Thank you for your cooperation!

New Study to Consider Hydropower Operations

November 28, 2016

For Our Environment. For Our Economy. Umatilla Electric Cooperative urges community members to support the federal hydro system during an upcoming public comment period. Some critics are calling for removal of the four Snake River dams, which provide carbon-free, renewable power, allow ports and farmers to compete globally, and power our economy. Northeast Oregon residents […]

Application Deadline Jan. 10 for 2017 Youth Tour

November 27, 2016

High School Juniors Win a Week in Washington D.C.! Umatilla Electric Cooperative is once again sponsoring two students for the 2017 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The tour brings together hundreds of students from across the nation on June 8 – 15, 2017. Participants enjoy an opportunity to meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives, visit historic […]