UEC News


Hydromania Summer Science Camp Registration Open

May 15, 2018

We’re celebrating our 20th year of science fun and learning! 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 […]

450 Attend UEC Annual Membership Meeting

May 01, 2018

With a theme of “It’s the Water … Powering Our Communities,” about 450 people attended Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s 81th annual meeting on April 21 at the Hermiston Community Center. The co-op handed out 30 door prizes, with a grand prize of a beach vacation at Newport. Musician Frank Carlson provided entertainment, and Bonneville Power Administration […]

Board Election Results Announced April 21

April 25, 2018

UEC’s annual Board election concluded last Saturday at the 81st Annual Meeting with the election of incumbent Bryan Wolfe in District 3 and Phil Hamm in District 4. Phil succeeds Bob MacPherson as the District 4 director. Bryan Wolfe Holds District 3 Director Seat A Wallowa native, Bryan Wolfe and wife Lou Ann moved to the […]

JOIN US: Annual Membership Dinner Apr. 21

April 15, 2018

Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s 81st Annual Membership Dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 21 at the Hermiston Community Center. Members have a direct voice in the way Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) operates. Each year, in April, UEC holds an annual membership meeting to elect district Board of Directors and present reports on […]

Court Orders More Spill Over Dams

April 09, 2018

Court Orders More Spill Over Dams; BPA Predicts Higher Power Rates From Northeast Oregon Now The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered more water to be spilled over the region’s dams to help young salmon migrating to the ocean. The Bonneville Power Administration said on Tuesday that it will follow the U.S. […]

Road Work Begins Wednesday, March 7

March 06, 2018

Beginning Wednesday, March 7th, UEC crews will be performing maintenance on the residential road of W. Ridgeway between NW 11th Street and NW 6th  Street.  We anticipate work to be completed within three to four weeks. At this time there are no scheduled outages, but should the need arise, UEC will contact the customers affected prior […]

UEC Hits 10,000 Member Milestone

February 07, 2018

Umatilla Electric hit a milestone this month. The cooperative added its 10,000th member! Congratulations to Adelina G. from Hermiston for joining the co-op at a lucky moment. In honor of this milestone for UEC, Adelina was treated to a gift basket full of goodies and a bill credit on her new membership. Congratulations to our […]

Overhead Line Project Begins Feb. 12

February 05, 2018

A Umatilla Electric contractor, Magnum Power, will be installing an overhead electrical communications line onto the cooperative’s 230/115-kilovolt power line over the next several weeks. The project will include a contracted helicopter service. The line begins at the Hermiston Generating Company plant on Westland Road, runs north along Interstate 82, and passes through Umatilla’s South […]

UEC Moving Forward on Wheatridge Transmission Project

January 29, 2018

On the heels of a favorable ruling from a federal agency, Umatilla Electric Cooperative is taking the steps necessary to provide transmission services to the Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility. The first step is preparing a permit application to build, operate and maintain a 230-kilovolt transmission line that would connect the project to a Bonneville Power […]