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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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It Isn’t Pretty – But It Could Save You Money

It Isn’t Pretty – But It Could Save You Money

“When people consider weatherizing their homes—making them more energy-efficient—the first thing they think about is double-paned windows,” says our Energy Services Manager, Wade Carey.  “Certainly, replacing inefficient single-paned or metal-framed windows at home with ones that have a u-factor of .30 or lower can reduce the amount […]

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Rates to Increase July 1

Rates to Increase July 1

All of the power we sell comes from the Bonneville Power Administration, from a network of 31 hydroelectric dams, a nuclear power plant, wind power, and other sources.  Since 2010, the BPA has raised its rates nearly 30%, and our single largest cost of operation is power […]

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Community Service in Our DNA

Community Service in Our DNA

When we read about the Northwest Public Power Association’s Paul Raver Award honoring superior community service, we knew exactly who to nominate: Tom Tymchuk. Tom put in 34 years representing the portions of Coos and Douglas counties we serve before stepping down from Central Lincoln’s Board five […]

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