Spotlight, UEC News Posted: September 21, 2021, 9:03 am UEC Business Resource Center Now Provides Translation Services UEC's Business Resource Center recently announced the hiring of Diana Cobian, an Eastern Oregon University Sophomore, who will be providing [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: September 20, 2021, 10:58 am Rate Review Comes Into Focus At UEC’s beginning in the 1930s, the electric rates for our members consisted of a simple five lines and 50 [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: September 14, 2021, 9:47 am Collaboration, Not Litigation, Will Build a Sustainable Future By ROBERT ECHENRODE and KURT MILLER As published in the Hermiston Herald, Sept. 1, 2021 Gov. Kate Brown, in a recent op-ed, [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: September 7, 2021, 11:56 am BPA Announces New Wholesale Power Rates BPA has announced its upcoming wholesale rates. The impacts vary by utility - UEC will pay an estimated 2.5 percent [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: September 1, 2021, 9:00 am Investing in Savings – UEC Energy Efficiency Programs Save UEC’s Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs Offer Comfort and Energy Savings Dan Schoenfelder, a UEC member south of Hermiston, is a prime [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: August 23, 2021, 2:04 pm Aug. 24 is National Hydropower Day For over 135 years, hydropower has powered this nation with clean, renewable energy. As a way to collectively recognize hydropower’s undeniable [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: August 9, 2021, 4:46 pm Hermiston Area Outage Restored An outage that began at 2:45 p.m. today affected 7,450 members and customers of Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy Services, [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: July 22, 2021, 8:07 am 50 Years Ago Today: Saving Joe Woolman 50 years ago today, Mark Huddleton, 11, and brother John, 14, shown with UEC Manager Russ Dorran, received praise from [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: July 8, 2021, 7:34 am Heat Wave May Cause Higher-Than Average Bills Feel like your air conditioner hasn't stopped running since this heat wave began? Temperatures have been breaking records over the last [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: July 8, 2021, 7:00 am We’re Listening, Phone Survey Begins July 8 Several hundred UEC members will be contacted in the next 7 to 10 days, beginning Thursday, July 8, as part [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: July 5, 2021, 11:03 am Beat the Heat: Energy Saving & Wildfire Safety With a stifling heat wave still blanketing our area, Umatilla Electric wants to remind our members how to beat the [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: June 30, 2021, 2:26 pm UEC System Prepared For Weather-related Demand As summer hits and people crank up the air conditioning UEC closely watches weather conditions and system loads. While extreme [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:04 am Keep Your Cool in This Hot Weather! High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet more than 700 people die [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: June 10, 2021, 7:23 am ODE Grant Awarded to Support Rural Businesses Oregon Department of Energy Awarded $100,000 Grant to Support Energy Audits for Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses SALEM – The [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: June 2, 2021, 3:05 pm Scholarship Winners Announced Umatilla Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that 15 individuals have received $3,000 college scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic school [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: June 1, 2021, 11:58 am As Summer Heats Up, UEC Looks to Wildfire Safety The practice of preemptively taking power lines out of service to mitigate wildfire, commonly known as a Public Safety Power [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: June 1, 2021, 8:00 am Practice Safety When DIY-ing Tackling do-it-yourself (DIY) projects for the home can be fun and cost-effective, so why not roll up those sleeves and [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: May 26, 2021, 2:16 pm Java Junkies Awarded Financing for Extensive Remodel Umatilla Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce their efforts in financing the remodel of Umatilla Java Junkies, LLC’s Irrigon Location. [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: May 19, 2021, 7:18 am Calling Young Entrepreneurs! The UEC Business Resource Center Youth Entrepreneurship Contest Now Accepting Entries. Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center has announced the first-ever [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: May 18, 2021, 5:06 pm Hydromania Summer Science Camp is Back! 2021 Hydromania Summer Science Camp Information WHO: Designed for students who have completed the 4th or 5th grades, who would benefit from [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: May 11, 2021, 5:00 am EID & IRZ Dedicate Historic New Pumping Station East Improvement District & IRZ Consulting Dedicate Largest New Irrigation Pumping Station on the Columbia River in 40 Years. The most [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: April 27, 2021, 3:47 pm We asked, You Answered. Survey Results Are In. Thank you to all our members who viewed our 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and a special thank you to those [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: April 17, 2021, 10:39 am 2020 Financial Information and Election Results With 280 members and guests viewing the online event, Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) released its financial and election results during [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: April 17, 2021, 10:35 am 2021 Annual Meeting Winners List Thank you to all our members who engaged in this first-ever virtual event! We can’t wait to see what the [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: April 7, 2021, 2:51 pm $4 Million in Capital Credits Returned to UEC Members Umatilla Electric’s Board of Directors has approved the return of $4 million to Cooperative members in April as part of [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: March 31, 2021, 4:53 pm First Winners of UEC’s Annual Meeting Drawings Announced Congratulations to our first UEC Annual Meeting drawing winners! $250 Bill Credit Winner: Jim Jacques of Stanfield Bellinger Farms Gourmet [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: March 31, 2021, 7:31 am Hermiston Student Chosen as Youth Tour Winner When National Travel Challenges Cancel NRECA Tour, UEC Acts to Award Scholarship to Winner Gavin Doherty of Hermiston High School is [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: March 30, 2021, 3:13 pm Kristina Olivas Chosen as Hermiston Chamber CEO The Greater Hermiston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that Kristina Olivas of Hermiston has been selected as [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: March 14, 2021, 7:15 am Payroll Protection Program Deadline Draws Near By Greg Smith Businesses which have not yet applied for the first or second draw of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) [...] UEC News Posted: March 8, 2021, 12:57 pm Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Umatilla Electric is partnering with the University of Oregon to host a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at our Hermiston [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: March 4, 2021, 1:25 pm Postal Delays May Have Affected UEC Bills To our valued members expecting their bills in the mail at the end of February. There was a delay in mailing [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: March 1, 2021, 11:23 am USDA Contributes $250,000 to Funland Playground Rebuild Project The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program, working through Umatilla Electric Cooperative, has [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: March 1, 2021, 11:16 am City of Umatilla Seeks Volunteers to Help Plant Trees The city of Umatilla is in need of volunteers to help plant trees along Sixth Street on Saturday, March 13 [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: February 15, 2021, 11:14 am East Columbia River Water Supply Project Officially Complete $46 Million East Columbia River Water Supply Project Officially Deemed Complete by State of Oregon; total Regional Investment in Water [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: February 1, 2021, 2:07 pm Maintaining a Co-op Culture for Everyone UEC Serves Umatilla Electric is different — because we’re a cooperative. Our business model sets us apart from other utilities because we [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: January 11, 2021, 8:00 am UEC’s Field Technology Featured in T&D World Magazine Employees use GIS to support online applications, calculators, and dashboards to improve communication, reliability, and safety. Full Article Available at T&D [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: January 4, 2021, 9:11 am Let’s Connect in 2021 When we say that we live in a “connected” world, most of us think about technology, like our smartphones and [...] Spotlight, UEC News Posted: December 21, 2020, 2:18 pm UEC 2021 Calendars Now Available Pick up one at either one of our Hermiston or Boardman offices. The UEC calendar features stunning images of our [...] Spotlight, Uncategorized Posted: December 10, 2020, 11:58 am Give the Gift of Energy This Holiday UEC is giving our members the opportunity to donate all or a portion of your upcoming December 2020 Capital Credits refund to UEC’s UCARE program to help keep power flowing through our communities. Spotlight, UEC News Posted: December 9, 2020, 1:54 pm UEC Scholarship Applications Now Open Deadline to apply is March 1, 2021. Sixteen scholarships worth $3,000 - $5,000 awarded each year to local students. Spotlight, UEC News Posted: December 7, 2020, 6:20 pm UEC to Distribute $5.1 Million into Local Economy Refunds to be mailed to Cooperative members in mid-December as part of the Capital Credits program. Spotlight, UEC News Posted: December 1, 2020, 7:00 am UEC Offices Closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 UEC offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, in observance of Christmas. UEC News Posted: August 24, 2020, 12:53 pm National News Highlight Local Watermelon Pioneers Highlights from CBS News Spotlight, UEC News Posted: June 22, 2020, 7:00 am Coordinated Effort with AWS Benefits Local Communities UEC and HES Work with Amazon Web Services to Support the Umatilla-Morrow Community UEC News Posted: June 16, 2020, 7:00 am Attention Young Artists! Enter UEC’s Coloring Contest Attention Young Artists – You are invited to enter Umatilla Electric’s Safety Poster Contest! UEC News Posted: June 11, 2020, 7:00 am Preparing for Summer Storms In the event of a power outage, you can trust that Umatilla Electric is ready to respond. UEC News Posted: June 11, 2020, 7:00 am What to Do In Case of Power Outage Call Umatilla Electric Cooperative any time day or night to report an outage. UEC News Posted: June 11, 2020, 7:00 am Tips for Staying Safe Around Electricity The lazy, hazy, hot days of summer provide the right atmosphere for sudden thunder and lightning storms. UEC News Posted: May 31, 2020, 7:00 am Thunderstorm Damage Update Progress Updates on Severe Thunderstorm Damage UEC News Posted: May 16, 2020, 7:00 am Q&A Regarding PPP and EIDL Funding Greg Smith of UEC’s Business Resource Center Answers Common Questions on PPP and EIDL Funding. UEC News Posted: May 12, 2020, 7:00 am Summer Program Cancellations Announced The health and safety of our participants is, as always, our first priority. UEC News Posted: April 23, 2020, 7:00 am View the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting The virtual Board Meeting was held on April 18, 2020, at the Hermiston office headquarters. UEC News Posted: April 22, 2020, 7:00 am UEC Announces $100 Bill Credit Winners UEC Board of Directors has approved a random drawing for $100 bill credits for those who participated in our vote-by-mail elections UEC News Posted: April 18, 2020, 7:00 am Board Election Results and Annual Meeting Items Announced Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) released its 2019 financial results and certified the election of three positions on the Board of Directors UEC News Posted: April 9, 2020, 7:00 am Business Resource Center Now Open The center opened April 9 at 1475 N. First St. in Hermiston UEC News Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:00 am Board Candidate Information The members of each district elect a director to represent them for a three-year term UEC News Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:00 am Watch Your Mail for Ballots in Districts 5, 6 and 7 Ballots may be returned to any UEC office prior to the Annual Meeting UEC News Posted: March 23, 2020, 7:00 am Lobby Closed, UEC Open for Business Although our lobby hours in Hermiston and Boardman are currently suspended until further notice, we are staffed and working for you. UEC News Posted: March 12, 2020, 7:00 am UEC Remains Open, Monitoring Safety Precautions Umatilla Electric’s primary concern will always be the health and wellness of our members and employees UEC News Posted: February 28, 2020, 7:00 am Your Voice Matters: Agencies Release Columbia/Snake System EIS A final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will follow, and a formal decision is planned later in 2020. UEC News Posted: February 11, 2020, 7:00 am Crews Responding to Flood Damage Crews continue to assess damage and restore power where possible after the floods UEC News Posted: January 27, 2020, 7:00 am Construction Continues on Substation at Juniper Canyon West Umatilla Electric broke ground on our Juniper Canyon West substation in August of 2019 UEC News Posted: January 13, 2020, 7:00 am UEC Offices Closed on Monday Jan. 21 Our offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day UEC News Posted: January 6, 2020, 7:00 am Complete 2020 Rate Schedules Published Our simplified new rates began on Jan. 1, 2020 UEC News Posted: January 6, 2020, 7:00 am Hermiston Herald Features UEC System Operator UEC’s System Operator Kathryn Kennington has been an incredible asset to the Umatilla Electric team UEC News Posted: December 1, 2019, 7:00 am Upcoming Holiday Office Schedule We wish you and your families a very Happy Holiday Season! UEC News Posted: November 5, 2019, 7:00 am UEC to Observe Veterans Day Holiday on Thursday, Nov. 11 UEC offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day UEC News Posted: September 29, 2019, 7:00 am Member Appreciation Week Oct. 7 – 10 October is National Cooperative Month so we’re celebrating YOU, our members! UEC News Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:00 am Help Us Raise Funds During Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and UEC is joining the fight!