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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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Good News: Less Carbon from Electricity Generation…Bad News: Planes, Cars, and trucks are Emitting More

Good News: Less Carbon from Electricity Generation…Bad News: Planes, Cars, and trucks are Emitting More

Carbon dioxide (CO2) pollutes the air we all breathe, and carbon is a byproduct of electricity generated from coal and natural gas.  There was some cautious cheering when a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed  power plants have now fallen behind transportation as a […]

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The Best-Laid Plans of People for Fish

The Best-Laid Plans of People for Fish

By Central Lincoln’s General Manager Debra Smith, and Northwest RiverPartners Director Terry Flores In spite of years of successful projects, disagreement continues over what works to increase fish populations. We have much to be thankful for in the Northwest. Our natural environment is beautiful and abundant and […]

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Rate Increase Effective This Month

Rate Increase Effective This Month

Perhaps the toughest decision our board makes is to increase rates.  Over the past six years, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has increased its rates 28.7%. Yet, knowing we had customers who were struggling financially during the economic downturn, Central Lincoln did not raise its rates in […]

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Groundbreaking Held for Newport Operations Center!

Groundbreaking Held for Newport Operations Center!

The Central Lincoln facility housing our substation, communications, and meter shops are in the tsunami inundation zone and must be relocated, as these employees serve the entire Central Lincoln District, from Lincoln Beach south to North Bend. Site preparation at the new location, which is geologically stable […]

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