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Notice of Anticipated Board Vacancy

Notice of Anticipated Board Vacancy

In anticipation of an expected vacancy for its Subdivision 2 board seat effective December 31, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Central Lincoln People’s Utility District invites eligible candidates to submit letters of interest and/or resumes to fill the pending vacancy on the PUD’s board.  This […]

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How We Get Power Back On

How We Get Power Back On

When an outage happens, we prioritize repairs in order to safely restore power to you as quickly as possible. Here’s how…      

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Winter’s Almost Here: How to Prepare for Outages

Winter’s Almost Here: How to Prepare for Outages

Before a Power Outage • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight,fresh batteries, cash, and first aid supplies. (Charge or debit card systems often don’t work without power.) • Keep cell phones and any battery powered devices charged. • Make sure you have alternative […]

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Why “Community-Owned” Is So Important

Why “Community-Owned” Is So Important

October is Public Power Month, and thousands of communities across the U.S. are celebrating! “Public Power” is another term for community-owned utilities (COUs), including Central Lincoln.  What does it mean to have a community-owned electric utility? Board Members Elected by Our Customers: Control at the local level […]

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We’re Collecting Food Donations During the Month of October

We’re Collecting Food Donations During the Month of October

In honor of Public Power Month, Central Lincoln’s offices in Florence, Newport, and Reedsport are accepting donations of canned foods and other non-perishable food items for local food pantries throughout our service area.  We are open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Reedsport is closed over the […]

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Advanced Power Strip Deal Ends Friday, 9/29

Advanced Power Strip Deal Ends Friday, 9/29

To help Central Lincoln customers save electricity – AND money – we are offering advanced power strips for $4.99 (an $89.99 value).  About two weeks ago, we mailed all residential customers a postcard explaining this great deal.  This deal ends Friday, 9/29, so bring your postcard to […]

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Support a Bipartisan Solution to Salmon Plan Court Challenges

Support a Bipartisan Solution to Salmon Plan Court Challenges

By Debra Smith, General Manager Last month your Board of Directors adopted a resolution in support of federal House Resolution 3144.  HR 3144 would require the federal agencies responsible for the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) to operate the hydro system consistent with a management plan […]

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Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Our communications, substation, and meter crews serve our entire service area, and are now based in our new Northern Operations Center, which is significantly above the tsunami inundation zone, and built to withstand an earthquake.  This is a great relief, since the old facility would have been […]

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What Are Our Line Crews Up To?

What Are Our Line Crews Up To?

As the Central Lincoln board member representing the Florence area, I was really pleased when we formally reopened our revamped substation north of Florence earlier this year.  That was the last milestone in our Florence Area Reinforcement Project—which included a new substation, two upgraded substations, and new […]

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What is an Operations Center?

What is an Operations Center?

What is an Operations Center? What: Often unnoticed by Central Lincoln People’s Utility District (CLPUD) customers, our Operations Centers house the muscle that beats the heart, and the backbone supporting CLPUD’s system. Where: CLPUD has three Operation Center locations – our new Northern Operations Center (NOC) in […]

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