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NW Energy Supplies Tight, Consumers Asked to Conserve Electricity

Unseasonably cold temperatures, low stream flows for hydropower production, transmission import constraints and high natural gas constraints are putting pressure on the regional electricity...

Hermiston Council OKs Rate Increase for Hermiston Energy Services

The Hermiston City Council on Monday approved adjustments on electric rates for all classes of service that will become effective on bills calculated after Dec. 31. Hermiston...

Hermiston Council Postpones Vote on Proposed Electrical Rate Hike

The Hermiston City Council tabled a resolution Monday night that would have increased rates for Hermiston Energy Services (HES) customers. The council had planned to...

UEC, Hermiston Energy Services Customers Experience Power Outage

A series of outages affecting about 7,000 Umatilla Electric Cooperative and Hermiston Energy Services accounts began at 10:49 a.m. Wednesday. The outage was due to...

High Winds Knock Down Tree, Causing Power Outage

Winds gusting above 50 miles per hour on Saturday caused a power outage in the Umatilla-Stanfield-Hermiston area that lasted about three hours. More than 12,600...

Hermiston Energy Services to Conduct System Inventory

Hermiston Energy Services (HES) has selected Toth and Associates, Inc. to perform a full-asset inventory of its electrical distribution system starting today. Toth and Associates...

UEC Completes Construction on Hermiston Substation

Umatilla Electric has completed work on its newest substation, located at the southeast corner of Northeast 10th Street and East Elm Avenue. Primary construction contractor...

Light Agenda for Tonight’s Hermiston City Council Meeting

The Hermiston City Council will consider a resolution to renew a franchise agreement as well as a contract to purchase new electric meters at...

UEC Celebrates 80 Years of Service

Umatilla Electric Cooperative celebrate 80 years of “reaching new heights” during its annual meeting Saturday night. UEC General Manager and CEO Robert Echenrode shared some...

High Winds Cause Outages, Accidents

High winds knocked down trees and caused numerous power outages Tuesday evening, while poor visibility was to blame for a five-vehicle accident on Interstate...

Hermiston Council Passes Supplemental Budget

The Hermiston City Council passed a supplemental budget at this week’s meeting. The action Monday night was part of an annual process of adjusting the...

City Hires Rivera as New Superintendent of HES

Hermiston Energy Services will have a new superintendent next month. Hermiston City Manager Ed Brookshier announced today that Nate Rivera will take over the role...

Hermiston Pioneer, Russ Dorran, Passes Away at 86

Russ Dorran, a leading light in the Northwest power industry who helped Hermiston grow from a farming hamlet to Eastern Oregon’s largest city, has...

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