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Our GPS Mapping Project is Wrapping Up

Our GPS Mapping Project is Wrapping Up

They have been logging every line, every meter, every utility pole, and every transformer in the Central Lincoln system, and the team is almost finished! Our contractors (photo, right) are done mapping our infrastructure in Depoe Bay, Dunes City, Gardiner, Hauser, Lakeside, Lincoln Beach, Newport, North Bend, […]

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Our Resolutions for 2017

As 2016 came to a close, Central Lincoln’s employees were already working hard to deliver some exciting new changes for 2017.  Our mission is to provide the people of Oregon’s Central Coast with reliable and affordable electricity in the tradition of public power; and we aspire to […]

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

It could have happened to anyone. A regular visitor from the Willamette Valley was in Newport last month, and he offered to check on a friend’s sailboat.  It was a beautiful day, warm; with no wind. The visitor (who asked us not to share his name) tightened […]

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‘Tis the Season to Give, and We Have Easy Ways to Help You Do It

‘Tis the Season to Give, and We Have Easy Ways to Help You Do It

We’ll be shredding Christmas trees for contributions to Project Care and turning them into mulch for local gardeners on Saturday, January 7th next to our office at 2129 N. Coast Highway in Newport.  What is Project Care?  It’s a program that assists folks facing extreme financial events […]

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PUD Board Member Representing Coastal Douglas and North Coos County Announces Intent to Resign

PUD Board Member Representing Coastal Douglas and North Coos County Announces Intent to Resign

Reedsport resident Tom Tymchuk has notified the board of the Central Lincoln People’s Utility District of his intent to resign from the utility’s board effective December 31, 2016.  An interview process will be take place to appoint a new board member representing Central Lincoln customers in coastal […]

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Ready…Set…Storm?

Ready…Set…Storm?

Central Lincoln’s Operations Manager Randy Grove doesn’t hesitate when he’s asked what he’d like our customers to do before expected storms: “Please prepare for outages,” he says.  “While we work year ’round to strengthen our system, to clear away branches and trees from lines, and to replace […]

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Transformers Should Never Be Allowed to Wear Camo

Transformers Should Never Be Allowed to Wear Camo

Transformers are crucial to electric service.  If yours is on the ground, please don’t plant flowers or a tree near it.  “We have to have clearance ten feet in front of transformers, and three feet on each side,” says Central Lincoln Serviceman Leo Newman.  If a transfomer […]

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Central Lincoln Is Celebrating Public Power Month!

Central Lincoln Is Celebrating Public Power Month!

The October 2016 issue of Coastlines is dedicated to celebrating Public Power Week all month long! Click here to read this month’s issue. In honor of Public Power Month, we are collecting non-perishable food donations for local food banks at our offices in Newport, Florence,  and Reedsport […]

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Public Power Week

Public Power Week, celebrated the first full week in October every year, is an opportunity for public utilities to remind customers and stakeholders about the distinct advantages that public power offers. More than 2,000 cities and towns in the United States light up their homes, businesses and […]

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Better Service, Better Preparation

Better Service, Better Preparation

Our Operations facility in South Beach (south of Newport) houses specialized crews who serve our entire District, and yet that location will be under water in the event of a tsunami, severely hampering our efforts to restore service after a disaster.  As a result, my fellow board […]

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