UEC's 10,000th member
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UEC Hits 10,000 Member Milestone

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 […]

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Overhead Line Project Begins Feb. 12

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 […]

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UEC Given Authority to Provide Transmission to Wind Project

In a ruling issued Jan. 18, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a protest by Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative and ordered Umatilla Electric Cooperative to provide wholesale transmission service to Wheatridge Wind Energy’s proposed 500-megawatt generation project in northeastern Oregon. “We’re thrilled with the ruling,” said Robert Echenrode, UEC General Manager and CEO. “We have […]

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Construction Completed at New Substation

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 […]

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Recent Boardman Area Outages

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

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 […]