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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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Flip the Switch – the Lights Are On! Easier Said Than Done

Flip the Switch – the Lights Are On! Easier Said Than Done

Central Lincoln People’s Utility District, owned locally by you the customers, has lots of responsibilities behind the switch. Unlike large corporate-owned utilities, the majority of the work is performed by local residents, your neighbors. Engineers plan, and design the system that holds up in our coastal environment […]

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We Seriously Want to Help You Save

We Seriously Want to Help You Save

When BPA leaders told us they wanted to visit and hear our views, we pounced on the chance to have our say! ‘Central Lincoln loves energy efficiency and offering cost-effective programs that help our customers lower their bills is extremely important to us.’  That was one of […]

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