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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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Newport Operations Center Fact Sheet

Newport Operations Center Fact Sheet

Background Central Lincoln provides electricity to the communities of Oregon’s central coast. Our service area spans 700 square miles and includes nearly 55,000 people. Central Lincoln maintains very high reliability, and our customers report they are satisfied with our service. Central Lincoln currently serves customers from operations […]

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Central Lincoln to Build New Operations Center in North Newport

Central Lincoln to Build New Operations Center in North Newport

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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Pennies from Heaven

Pennies from Heaven

She stared at the social services building and took a deep breath.  In her 55 years, she never thought she would need to ask for help.   “Rose” (not her real name) is a Central Lincoln customer.   She still gets tears in her eyes thinking of that moment. […]

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Power Goes Out? Here’s what to do and what happens next…

Power Goes Out? Here’s what to do and what happens next…

Thanks to the automated metering system we installed a few years ago, Central Lincoln typically knows right away when your power goes out– our system pings us.  But just in case, we’d still like you to call our 24/7 outage line– 1-866-484-3783– to let us know you’re […]

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