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OKANOGAN – Work on the Okanogan-Brewster transmission line damaged in the September 2020 wildfire and rebuilt using steel poles was scheduled to be fully completed on June 28. That update was among items discussed at the June 27 meeting of Okanogan County PUD commissioners. The commissioners...

Courtesy Douglas County PUD Tom Goodwin, Networks Communication Foremen and Eric Wentworth, Journeyman Wireman were awarded their 20 year service awards at the June 6 commission meeting. Left to right area: Commissioner Viebrock, Tom Goodwin, Eric Wentworth, Commissioner Simpson and Commissioner Skagen
EAST WENATCHEE - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E. Skagen executed the following actions during the June 6 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office: Awarded Tom Goodwin, Networks Communication Foremen and Eric Wentworth,...
WELLS DAM - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E. Skagen executed the following actions during the May 16 Commission meeting held at the District’s Wells Hydroelectric Project: • Heard the bid opening results for bid document 22-33-D, wood transmission...

Courtesy Okanogan PUD Jeff and Dodi Murphy at one of their almost-ready rentals in Omak.
OKANOGAN - “If we wouldn’t live in it, you won’t either.” That’s the motto for Jeff and Dodi Murphy and their 22 rental properties. Providing their tenants with safe, efficient homes has led them to implement multiple energy efficiency incentives through Okanogan County PUD. Over the years, they...

Courtesy Okanogan PUD An open padmount transformer and “hot stick” were on display at last year’s Okanogan County Fair.
Editor’s note: Following is the second of four weekly columns by Okanogan PUD Public Relations Coordinator Sheila Corson in observance of Electricity Safety Month featuring tips about powerline safety, padmount transformers, outages and meters. This information can also be round on the PUD Facebook...

Courtesy Okanogan PUD Powerlines run alongside a road after fire came through and burnt the poles.
Editor’s note: Following is the first of four weekly columns by Okanogan PUD Public Relations Coordinator Sheila Corson in observance of Electricity Safety Month featuring tips about powerline safety, padmount transformers, outages and meters. This information can also be round on the PUD Facebook...
OKANOGAN - The transmission line between Okanogan and Ophir substations has been energized, 19 months after it was destroyed in the Cold Springs Wildfire. The board of Okanogan County PUD commissioners heard the announcement at their April 11 meeting. About 40 percent of the line was destroyed when...

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OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County PUD commissioners approved new electric rates, effective April 1. The rates reflect the 3.75% overall revenue increase approved in last year’s budget process. Electric rates With construction and equipment costs rising rapidly and utility infrastructure aging out of...
EAST WENATCHEE - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Molly Simpson and Ronald E. Skagen executed the following actions during the March 14, Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office: Reviewed bid opening results under bid document 22-23-D, Western Red Cedar Transmission Poles....
Editor’s note: Following is the fourth installment of five from Okanogan PUD concerning energy usage costs of common household items. Part 1 discussed heating and cooling systems, the greatest of all energy consumers. Part 2 compared LED and incandescent light bulbs. Part 3 focused on home...

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