UEC News


UEC Hires McMeen for Finance Manager Role

July 20, 2017

Illinois native Lisa McMeen has joined Umatilla Electric Cooperative as Manager of Finance and Accounting. McMeen most recently worked as controller at New-Mac Electric Cooperative, which serves 17,000 homes, farms and businesses in the southwest corner of Missouri. She previously worked as Manager of Financial Services at Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Vinita, Okla., and earlier worked as Chief […]

Beware of Scam Callers Demanding Payments

July 19, 2017

A male caller posing as an electric company employee has been threatening Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy customers  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 […]

Metallic Balloon Causes Power Outage

July 11, 2017

A metallic party balloon caught in power lines at Geer and Theater roads knocked out power to 2,950 Umatilla Electric members Monday evening in and around north Hermiston. Helium-filled balloons made of mylar can float into power lines, causing power outages and damaged equipment. Metallic balloons not only cause power outages, but start fires that […]

UEC Sends High School Students to Idaho Youth Rally

June 27, 2017

Four high school students from Hermiston, Irrigon and Ione will represent Umatilla Electric at the annual Idaho Youth Rally July 10-15 in Caldwell.  The energy and leadership camp at Caldwell  is  sponsored by the Idaho Consumer Utility Association. Because the students have an important say in the camp’s content, the week is packed with both […]

UEC Offices Closed Tuesday, July 4

June 26, 2017

UEC’s offices in Hermiston and Boardman will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence 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 at […]

Beware of Scam Callers Demanding Payments

June 22, 2017

A male caller posing as an electric company employee has been threatening Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy customers  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 […]

Businesses Offer Co-op Connections Discounts

June 15, 2017

Local businesses are offering discounts to Umatilla Electric Members with a Co-op Connections Card. Here is the current list: Name of Business Offer A to Z Barber Shop dba East Main Barber $1 Off Haircuts Wednesday Only. Discount Only Good When You Ask For Toni. Must Present Co-op Connections Card Before Haircut. Not Good With […]

Hydromania Summer Science Camp Registration Open

April 26, 2017

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 unforgettable experience. Follow the link for more details and to […]

Payment Services Scheduled for Maintenance

April 24, 2017

Maintenance on the UEC/HES payment system will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, 4/26/2017, and should conclude by 2 a.m. the following morning. Users may experience a brief period when they are unable make or schedule a payment using a previously stored card or account. However they will still be able to make a one-time […]