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NWPPA Honors Wolfe With Community Service Award

HERMISTON, Ore. – Bryan Wolfe of Hermiston has received the Northwest Public Power Association’s top honor for community service. Wolfe, a longtime member of the Umatilla Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, received the Paul J. Raver Community Service Award May 22 at the NWPPA’s annual conference in Boise. The award honors an individual or company […]

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Additional Spill Costs Hit Public Utilities, Including UEC

As expected, the Bonneville Power Administration has proposed a surcharge to its wholesale power rates to recover costs associated with increased water spill at eight Northwest dams. As a wholesale power customer of BPA, Umatilla Electric Cooperative anticipates a total charge exceeding $200,000 for the additional spill. UEC will absorb the surcharge without affecting the […]

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450 Attend UEC Annual Membership Meeting

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 […]

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Outage Affects Southwest Hermiston

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.

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Member Appreciation Week Kicks Off Cooperative Month

October is National Cooperative Month so we’re celebrating you, our members! Stop in for special treats and giveaways during Member Appreciation Week Oct. 3 – 6. Check our Facebook page all month for surprise giveaways. Each October, during National Cooperative Month, we mark our humble beginnings as a cooperative nearly 80 years ago. Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s […]