Douglas County PUD Nov. 9, 23 meetings


Courtesy Douglas County PUD Mike Bruno was awarded his 20 year service award during the Nov. 23 commission meeting.
EAST WENATCHEE - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Molly Simpson, Ronald E. Skagen and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the Nov. 23, Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office:
• Awarded Wells Project Superintendent Mike Bruno with his twenty year service award. Commissioner Simpson thanked Mike on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for his years of service. Mike thanked the Commission and said “It was a great choice to come here. I’m very happy to work for a good company. The support for the Wells Project has been great over the years.”
•Continued the budget hearing for the Distribution System and Wells Hydroelectric Project for calendar year 2021. The hearing will be held open until Monday, Dec. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the East Wenatchee office.
•Authorized revising Schedule 6 of the Electric Distribution System Customer Service Policies to meet the changing business needs of the District’s Douglas County Community Network.
•Approved a call for bids under bid document 20-13-D, supply and deliver 115 KV and 230 KV switches to Lincoln Rock Switchyard. Necessary for isolation and sectionalizing of the switchyard components.
•Authorized a call for bids under bid document 20-29-D, supply and deliver 230-115 KV, 225 MVA, autotransformer to Lincoln Rock Switchyard. Necessary to connect the 230 kV transmission lines to the 115 kV transmission lines, increase reliability and allow more power to flow through the District’s transmission system. 
•Approved acceptance of work and final payment to KRCI under contract 16-33-W, 2017-2018 forebay debris removal services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project.  All work is complete and determined to meet bid specifications. 
•Authorized a general services agreement with Northwest Power Pool Corporation for individual work order for area 40 coordination. This will assist in analyzing the transmission system in the northwest. 
•Approved a professional service agreement with Donnor Inc. DBA Badger Mountain Productions. Douglas PUD has a need to document District activities on an ongoing basis. 
•Authorized land use permit 716-02, Christopher and Rebeca Kope. The permit is for use of Project lands for an access path. 
Nov. 9 meeting 
• Declared a 2013 Dodge Ram bucket truck surplus and no longer useful to District operations. 
• Awarded contract 20-14-D, supply and deliver 115-13.2 KV, 42 MVA, substation transformer to Lincoln Rock Switchyard to PRALAR S.A. the lowest responsive bidder. 
• Rejected bids under bid document 20-15-D, supply and deliver 230-115 KV, 200 MVA, autotransformer to Lincoln Rock Switchyard due to exceptions taken. 
• Approved a call for bids under bid document 20-24-D, supply and deliver 144 count 600 foot span ADSS Fiber Optic Cable. 
• Authorized a call for bids under bid document 20-25-D, supply and deliver 144 count squirrel and fire resistant ADSS fiber optic cable. 
• Approved change order No. 89 to contract 06-41-W, generator rebuild for unit refurbishment for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. This change sets the escalation amount for the 6th unit. 
• Authorized a call for bids under bid document 20-12-W, rebuild the limitorque fish ladder collection chamber entrance gate operators at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The entrance gate operators on the fish ladder collection chambers have reached the end of their useful life. With over fifty years of serve, moisture and elements have ruined the electrical package on the operators. 
• Approved a call for bids under bod document 20-26-W, 2021-2022 heavy equipment services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Necessary to perform maintenance and emergency work at various locations of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. 
• Authorized a call for bids under bid document 20-27-W, 2021-2022 forebay debris removal services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Necessary to maintain efficient and safe operations of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. 
• Declared miscellaneous items of personal property to be surplus and accepting bids received at public auction. The District owns a vehicle and other miscellaneous equipment which by reason of replacement policy and obsolescence are surplus and no longer useful to District operations. 
• Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 6,096 end users.
 
The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2020 at the District’s Wells Project. The District Office is closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 guidance from Governor Inslee. To comply with the Open Public Meetings act, a conference phone line number will be provided at the top of the Draft Agenda posted on our website under Latest News the Friday before the meeting.

 

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