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Hermiston Council Gives OK to Continue Broadband Assessment

If Hermiston hopes to continue to grow and attract new businesses, it is going to have to invest in digital infrastructure. That was the...

Hermiston Energy Services Customers See 6.9 % Rate Increase

At the beginning of this month, Hermiston Energy Services (HES) implemented Phase II of the Hermiston City Council-approved adjustments to electric rates for all...

UEC Member Takes Advantage of Rebates to Invest in Energy Efficiency

Dan Schoenfelder, a Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) member south of Hermiston, is a prime example of someone who believes in investing in energy efficiency. Dan took...

Hermiston Seeks to Determine Extent of Broadband Gaps Within City

The city of Hermiston has a broadband issue – but what exactly that issue is and the extent of it is not entirely known. Sure,...

Hermiston Council Votes to Increase Electric Rate in 2 Phases During...

The Hermiston City Council did what the mayor called “the worst part of the job” Monday night in voting to increase electrical rates for...

Hermiston Energy Services, City Council Eye Rate Hike During 2021

Hermiston Energy Services (HES) customers will see a rate hike next year – the only questions are when and by how much. HES Superintendent Nate...

Amazon Web Services Donating Funds to Lessen COVID-19 Impacts

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) and Hermiston Energy Services (HES) announced they are working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to donate funds to support local...

Morrow County School District Receives Grant for Virtual Learning

The Morrow County School District recently received a $25,000 donation from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Umatilla Electric Cooperative and Hermiston Energy Services. The money will...

UEC Crews Work Throughout Weekend to Restore Electrical Power

A weekend wind storm uprooted trees, downed power lines and shut off power for many Eastern Oregon residents. Saturday’s wind storm saw peak gusts hit...

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...

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