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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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Planning to Plant Rose Bushes or Trees?

Planning to Plant Rose Bushes or Trees?

Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or mailbox? 8-1-1 is the number you should call before you begin any project that involves digging in the ground.  “Call Before You Dig” researchers believe there are more than 20 million miles of underground utilities in the […]

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The Biggest Dam You May Not Have Heard Of

The Biggest Dam You May Not Have Heard Of

“I’ve actually had people drive right past the dam – and it’s a mile long – then turn around and ask me, ‘Where’s the dam?” says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Scott Bennett. That dam is the Chief Joseph, spanning the Columbia River just outside of […]

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Choose Your Date With “MyBillDate”

Choose Your Date With “MyBillDate”

“It is so annoying!” grumbled a long-time customer.  “I pay my bills once a month.  That’s my system, and it works for me.  But your bill– the day that bill is due doesn’t fit my system.  So I pay my electricity bill late, and get assessed a […]

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Simple Ways to Save

Simple Ways to Save

Wanting to trim your electric bills this time of year? Here’s some ideas for cutting back on the kilowatt hours. Save on Heating -For every degree you lower your thermostat, you’ll save about 3% on your heating costs. -Set your thermostat at 68°, or lower, to save, […]

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