Electricity, Timber, utilities

West Oregon Electric Co-op prices increasing Jan. 1

West Oregon Electric Co-op offices in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley

Beginning in the new year, members of the West Oregon Electric Co-op (WOEC) will see an increase in their electricity bills.

In a letter to the WOEC membership, the co-op noted that, after a decision by the co-op’s board of directors, increased pricing will be effective Jan. 1, with the new prices reflected in bills sent beginning in February 2021. 

“While reviewing the budget and planning for 2021, it was obvious a rate/base increase was overdue, so several proposals were made and a vote taken in the November meeting,” WOEC District 5 director Erika Paleck said in an email to the Banks Post. 

Paleck’s district covers Timber and communities along Timber Road in Columbia County and portions of Buxton.

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