UEC News


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 […]

City Council Votes to Fund Street Projects with Fee Hikes

September 12, 2017

From Northeast Oregon Now  The Hermiston City Council voted unanimously Monday night to increase franchise fees charged to a number of companies in order to raise revenue for several big-ticket street projects. The council voted to raise franchise fees for the following: Umatilla Electric Cooperative Charter Communications Eastern Oregon Telecom EZ Wireless Cascade Natural Gas […]

UEC Offices Closed for Labor Day

August 30, 2017

UEC’s offices in Hermiston and Boardman will be closed Monday, September 4, 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 […]

SmartHub Services Scheduled for Maintainance

August 16, 2017

Notice to Members: SmartHub services for Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy Services customers will be down temporarily for maintenance the morning of Friday, August 18. 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 for your […]