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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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Appreciating Our Linemen: The Super Heroes of the Utility Industry

Appreciating Our Linemen: The Super Heroes of the Utility Industry

April 18th is National Lineman Appreciation Day! In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.  This acknowledgement brought linemen into the spotlight and taught the masses something that utility professionals already know – linemen rock!  Yes, there is no […]

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Central Lincoln’s Florence-Area Electric System Upgrade

Central Lincoln’s Florence-Area Electric System Upgrade

Our Florence-Area Electric System Upgrade is needed to meet the growth reliability needs of our customers. Read the PDF Upgrade Notice now!

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Before You Get Out a Shovel, Call 8-1-1

Before You Get Out a Shovel, Call 8-1-1

Know what’s below! We track the causes of outages; trees and winds are the main reason power can go out.  But a growing problem  is underground line failures.  Fifty years ago, it was an accepted practice to “direct bury” energized lines underground.  Today, some of those “hot” […]

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What Do You Think?

What Do You Think?

A new website!  A new Facebook page!  Both are part of our goal to strengthen customers’ experience through proactive communication and thoughtful consideration of customers’ needs.  Are we meeting your needs? Every three years we ask an outside company to survey our customers randomly.   An equal number […]

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