A letter to the editor from West Oregon Electric Co-op District 5 Director and Board President Erika Paleck.
West Oregon Electric Co-op offices in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley At 9 p.m., West Oregon Electric Co-op customers will see their lights go dark and their electricity access ended as the Vernonia-based utility cooperative plans to shut off power for all their customers outside of Vernonia from 9 p.m. to[Read More…]
Jennifer and Mark Ludeman on March 27, 2018. Photo: Chas Hundley VERNONIA – The next election for the West Oregon Electric Co-op ends August 20, and for those members of the co-op in district 7 (which includes portions of Manning/Buxton, the Hagg Lake area, and rural Yamhill County), there’s one[Read More…]
The West Oregon Electric Co-op offices in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley Thank you to Senator Ron Wyden for listening to Oregon’s electric cooperatives and fighting tirelessly to add important legislation to the 2020 spending bill. The bill included a provision known as the RURAL Act, which protects electric cooperatives from[Read More…]
The West Oregon Electric Co-op offices in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley For the past 75 years Oregon’s electric cooperatives like West Oregon Electric Cooperative have provided our members affordable, reliable electricity. Sometimes that’s not easy. WOEC experienced four FEMA events in the last 6 years, leaving consumers without power, causing[Read More…]
West Oregon Electric Co-op headquarters in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley TIMBER – Newly elected West Oregon Electric Co-op board member Erika Paleck is holding a community meeting with several other officers of the utility cooperative on Tuesday, November 12 in Timber. The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Timber[Read More…]
The West Oregon Electric Co-op offices in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley Dear Fellow WOEC Member/Owners, long power outages are dangers to our health, livelihoods and quality of life. Board of Directors’ policy and priorities are crucial aspects of how this is managed. I am running for the District 5 Board of[Read More…]
The West Oregon Electric Co-op offices in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley You will soon be receiving your invitation to West Oregon Electrics annual meeting. This year they are celebrating the 75th year anniversary. You will also be asked to vote for 2 Board Member positions in District 2 and District[Read More…]