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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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Blowing Away the Competition

Blowing Away the Competition

Toledo High School students demonstrate they can compete with the best aspiring wind energy engineers in the U.S. They smile softly as they think about their accomplishment: Two teams building wind-driven turbines so good these teens flew away with first and second places for Toledo High School, […]

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Florence’s Newest Substation is Up!

Florence’s Newest Substation is Up!

You may remember we began $6 million improvements in Florence last year. New transmission lines and poles have been installed, and our Kingwood Substation is complete, and is transforming voltage from high to low to serve our customers. The substation was paid for with $2.6 million from […]

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The Little City Upon a Hill

The Little City Upon a Hill

Just north of Yachats, 162 people live in a community that uses lots of electricity: It has a post office, library, school, store, health clinic, restaurant (ok; dining hall), fitness center, sewage treatment plant, and dorms. There’s no city hall, but otherwise, Angell Job Corps is a […]

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Central Lincoln Bonds Sell Out in One Day

Central Lincoln Bonds Sell Out in One Day

As is common in our industry, Central Lincoln sold electric system revenue bonds to finance the Operations Center project. Such a sale requires bonds to be rated, and after reviewing detailed financial information and economic indicators for the Central Coast, Standard & Poor’s gave Central Lincoln a […]

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Building for the Future

Building for the Future

According to Dr. Chris Goldfinger, Professor of Marine Geology at Oregon State University, the Oregon Coast is due for an earthquake: “There have been 41 earthquakes of 8.0 to 9.2 magnitude in the past 10,000 years,” he says. “If [one] happened today, it could have a devastating […]

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Our New Operations Center

Our New Operations Center

Following a district-wide disaster vulnerability assessment, the Central Lincoln PUD has purchased an 11-acre site in north Newport, where the electric utility will build a new operations center to replace a 60-year-old facility in South Beach. “Unfortunately, our South Beach building is in a tsunami inundation zone,” […]

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