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Upcoming Holiday Office Schedule

The Hermiston and Boardman offices will be closed on the following days in observance of upcoming holidays. Christmas Eve – Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 – closing at 12 p.m. noon Christmas Day –  Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 New Years’ Day – Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 A reminder: UEC’s online payment methods, as well as our […]

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Legislation Benefits UEC, Rural Oregon

With the end of the Oregon Legislature, bills of special interest to Umatilla Electric successfully passed the finish line and will become law. SB 408 will allow counties to subdivide Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) land for utility facilities necessary for public service. The bill, which received bipartisan support, will assist UEC and other utilities as […]

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Construction Begins on UEC Transmission Line

Construction is underway on Umatilla Electric’s McNary-to-Hermiston Butte 115-kilovolt transmission line, our third source of 115-kV power into the Hermiston area. The line will support residential, industrial and agricultural load growth and improve system redundancy and reliability. Five miles long, the line will begin near the intersection of highways 730 and 395, run south along […]

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UEC Offices Closed Thursday, July 4

UEC’s offices in Hermiston and Boardman will be closed Thursday, 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 […]

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Oregon Cap & Trade Bill Moves to Senate

After more than six hours of spirited debate on Monday, the Oregon House passed the cap and trade bill by a vote of 36-24. House Bill 2020 now moves on to the Oregon Senate for consideration. The bill would create a cap-and-trade system to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation, manufacturing and utility sectors. […]