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Umatilla Electric Taking Proactive Approach to Wildfire Mitigation

The term "wildfire mitigation" has gained increasing attention recently, but Umatilla Electric Cooperative has been well-acquainted with the concept for many years. Wildfire mitigation involves...

Umatilla Electric Celebrates 1,000 Days Without a Lost-Time Accident

Umatilla Electric Cooperative celebrated on June 10 reaching 1,000 days without a lost-time accident, a major achievement in the utility line of work. "We are extremely...

2014 UEC Time Capsule Discovered During Headquarters Remodel

As the Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) headquarters undergoes its remodel, hidden in a wall, laid a relic of the past — a time capsule, awaiting to be unveiled. The...

Umatilla Electric Cooperative Warns Community of Scamming Efforts

Consumers with water, gas and electricity connections have long been targets for utility scams. But in today’s digital world, every swipe and click increases...

Proud River Leadership Academy Opening in Eastern Oregon

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) has announced the launch of the Proud River Leadership Academy, an evolution of the former Leadership Hermiston program. In a press...

UEC Taking Registrations for 2024 Hydromania Summer Science Camp

Umatilla Electric Cooperative is now registering students for the free 2024 Hydromania Summer Science Camp. The camp is designed for students who have completed the...

Umatilla Electric Receives Four National Communications Awards

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) is the winner of four awards from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in its annual Spotlight on Excellence...

Umatilla Electric Headquarter’s Renovation in Full Swing

Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s renovation of its headquarters on Elm Avenue in Hermiston is well under way. Chervenell Construction is leading the renovation project for UEC....

Umatilla Electric’s 87th Annual Meeting Set for EOTEC on Saturday

Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s 87th Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, April 20 at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center. Doors open at 4:15...

UEC’s CEO Honored with Excellence in Engineering Or Operations Award

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) announced today that General Manager and CEO Robert Echenrode has been honored with the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) Excellence in Engineering...

$3 Million Returning to UEC Members Via Capital Credits Program

Umatilla Electric Cooperative members who purchased power in 2021 and 2022 will receive a refund in late March as part of UEC’s Capital Credits...

Umatilla Electric Cooperative Lobby Relocating Later This Month

Umatilla Electric Cooperative will be renovating its building on W. Elm Avenue and its lobby will be relocated until the project is complete. The current...

Area High School Students to Represent UEC at D.C. Youth Tour

Umatilla Electric Cooperative has announced that two local high school juniors have been chosen as the delegates for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington...

Umatilla Electric to Hold Rooftop Solar Presentation on Feb. 7

Umatilla Electric Cooperative will hold a rooftop solar Q&A presentation on Feb. 7 at the Hermiston Community Center. UEC staff will answer some common questions...

UEC Offers Tips to Fight Off the Winter Chill & Save...

By Abby Berry We all have our favorite season. Some people love crisp, cool weather and bundling up under a favorite blanket, while others prefer...

Council Approves Service Territory Transfer Between HES & UEC

The Hermiston City Council on Monday approved a territory allocation agreement between Hermiston Energy Services (HES) and Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC). The agreement supercedes an...

UEC’s IT Manager Completes Management Internship Program

Adelaide Zumwalt, Umatilla Electric Cooperative's IT manager, received recognition for completing the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Management Internship Program (MIP). The Robert I. Kabat Management...

UEC Sending Out Capital Credits Refunds to Members This Week

Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has approved the return of $8 million to UEC members in December as part of the cooperative’s Capital...

Commentary: UEC Urges Public to Help Protect Reliable Power

Editor's note: The following was submitted by Umatilla Electric Cooperative Umatilla Electric Cooperative is encouraging the public to sign a petition to protect reliable and...

Apply Now for UEC’s 2024 Washington D.C. Youth Tour

High school juniors in Umatilla, Morrow and Union counties whose parent or guardian is a current member of Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) are encouraged...

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