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 Hill before turning east toward McNary Dam.
No power interruptions will be necessary during the installation, which will further improve on UEC service and reliability.