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What’s Up with Those Trucks and Linemen?

What’s Up with Those Trucks and Linemen?

From the September 2015 Boardlines: Info and Opinions from Your Board Members I’ve had several folks ask me about all the Central Lincoln activity on Highway 101 in the northern portion of Florence: What’s going on? I’m happy to share that Central Lincoln is investing about $6 […]

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Better Customer Service For You

Better Customer Service For You

Ever stood in line only to wait while a customer service rep helped someone else on the phone? As we reviewed ways we could be more responsive to our customers, we realized dedicating some of our existing customer service representatives to answering your calls would be more […]

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Update on Energy-Efficiency Program Rebate Amounts

Update on Energy-Efficiency Program Rebate Amounts

New windows. Insulation. Heat pumps. New appliances. For decades, Central Lincoln has been offering rebates for various projects to help our customers save electricity. And the programs have been very successful: Our customers have saved more than 92,965,518 kilowatt hours since 1982, thanks to our various energy-efficiency […]

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Rate Increase to Begin July 1st

Rate Increase to Begin July 1st

At its June board meeting, Central Lincoln’s Board of Directors voted to approve new rate schedules that will increase the average customer bill by about 7%.  The changes are effective July 1, meaning the bills customers receive in August will reflect the changes. During deliberations, Board members […]

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And the Survey Says….? Customer Survey Results Are In

And the Survey Says….? Customer Survey Results Are In

Every three years we ask a professional polling company to talk to a representative sample of our customers to find out what makes our customers happy with us, and in what areas we need to improve.  This year, 414 customers were surveyed across our service area from […]

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Beware of Telephone Scammers!

Beware of Telephone Scammers!

We’ve had new reports of rip-off artists calling our customers and claiming the customers were going to be disconnected immediately unless payment is made by a debit or credit card.   We do not call customers to ask for payment.   Anyone who calls and says otherwise is lying. […]

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Being the Best We Can Be

Being the Best We Can Be

Central Lincoln’s mission is “to provide the people of Oregon’s Central Coast with reliable and affordable electricity in the tradition of public power.”    We’re owned by the communities and the customers we serve.  Not-for-profit; no investors.  We’re governed locally by board members elected by voters who also […]

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Central Lincoln’s GPS Mapping Project

Central Lincoln’s GPS Mapping Project

Our contractors from Global Mapping Solutions (GMS) will be mapping every part of our infrastructure using highly-accurate GPS locating.  From meters to lines to transformers, the people from GMS will be entering in data about Central Lincoln equipment on a tablet computer.  They will need access to […]

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Your Neighbors & Friends: Bob Cusick, South Beach

Your Neighbors & Friends: Bob Cusick, South Beach

An occasional series about the people at Central Lincoln who strive to provide you with reliable and affordable electricity in the spirit of publicly-owned power. On weekdays, Bob Cusick cares for our fleet of bucket trucks, “digger derricks” (trucks with an auger to dig holes for utility […]

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Every Pole, Every Line, Every Streetlight…

Every Pole, Every Line, Every Streetlight…

From Lincoln Beach to North Bend, crews will be mapping nearly 40,000 pieces of infrastructure! 1,500 transformers. More than 5,000 streetlights in 700+ square miles of territory.  We have maps, of course, but not with super-accurate global positioning system (GPS) technology.  We’ve hired GMS, a company specializing […]

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