A Year of Member Benefits

Providing you with safe, reliable and affordable energy may be our core mission, but we do more for our members. Here’s a month-by-month guide to the benefits of being a UEC member!


  • Pick up a free wall calendar, with landscape photos by local talents.
  • Ask for a donation for your school, club or event from our Community Giving Fund.


  • Apply for a UEC college scholarship (deadline is March 1). UEC gives a total of $50,000 in general college, electrical engineering and linemen scholarships – open to recent high school grads and students already in college.


  • Watch your mailbox! UEC Board election materials will be sent out in March if your district is up for election (Board terms are three years). Exercising your right to vote is your voice in the operation of our member-owned and locally controlled cooperative.


  • Join us at our Annual Membership Meeting at EOTEC in Hermiston on Saturday, April 22. An update on the progress of our Cooperative comes with our appreciation – a catered meal, a member gift, door prizes and entertainment.


  • Need to upgrade? Our 1.99% on-bill financing program is ideal for HVAC, windows and insulation projects, to save on your energy bill and increase your home’s comfort. Contact Amy Callan, Loan Program Administrator at (541) 567-6414 for program details.


  • With summer break around the corner, let us entertain and educate your fourth-or fifth-grader at our exciting, two-week long Hydromania Science Camp.


  • Check out UEC’s rebate programs for our residential, ag, commercial and industrial members. We average more than $1 million in rebates each year for energy efficiency measures.
  • Track your energy usage 24/7 with SmartHub – awareness on how you use energy can lower your bill by 10 percent.


  • Expanding your business? Consider a loan from our Revolving Loan Fund. Contact our Business Resource Center at (541) 289-3000 or stop into the office on Highway 395 in Hermiston for more information.


  • Check out our Co-op Connections program, featuring national discounts, and pharmacy, dental and vision discounts available to you as a member of UEC.


  • Don’t miss Member Appreciation Week in early October! Stop in for a free lunch, giveaways and the chance to win a door prize. Can’t make it in person? Enter online for free bill credits giveaways, with details in Ruralite and Facebook.


  • Have your high school student apply for a once-in-a lifetime experience at our Washington D.C. Youth Tour or Idaho Youth Rally – a chance to develop leadership skills or earn scholarships.


  • As a member-owner of UEC, you may receive a cash refund based on the amount of electricity you used in previous years. To date more than $100 million has been returned since we began the program.

Feel free to email us for more information on how you can take advantage of your cooperative benefits.