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POWERLINE

PUD adopts $50.2 million budget for 2014

The Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners adopted a $50.2 million budget for 2014 at their Dec. 10 meeting. The budget anticipates $42.5 million in revenue from retail electric sales and $2.8 million in wholesale sales, plus another $2.2 million in income from the PUD’s broadband network. Retail electric sales increased by $3.6 million from...
High court will hear powerline case in February

High court will hear powerline case in February

By Marcy Stamper
Oral arguments in the state’s challenge to the PUD’s efforts to condemn state land for the Pateros-Twisp powerline have been scheduled before the Washington Supreme Court for Feb. 25.

State Supreme Court will hear challenge to PUD powerline

By Marcy Stamper
The fate of the Pateros-Twisp powerline is likely to be determined by the Washington Supreme Court.
New structures to carry broadband, powerline cables

New structures to carry broadband, powerline cables

By Marcy Stamper
The PUD installed 11 extra-tall power poles south of Twisp that will carry fiber-optic cable for Internet access, the high-voltage transmission line, and the distribution line that carries electricity to each customer.

PUD working on $61.7 million budget for 2014

By Marcy Stamper
Includes the Methow transmission line, Enloe Dam, power purchases and debt

Powerline EIS need not consider wolves, anti-condemnation bill dies

Feb. 17, 2010 Wolves should not trigger additional EIS for powerline, state says By Marcy Stamper A review of the PUD’s environmental analysis of its Methow transmission line by a state environmental specialist concludes that new information about fire hazards and confirmed wolf sightings does not justify a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The primary concern...

PUD to re-file eminent domain claims

June 24, 2009 By Marcy Stamper The PUD commissioners unanimously approved their chief engineer’s recommendation that the district issue a new resolution to acquire 30 properties by eminent domain for their Pateros-Twisp powerline. The decision came at their Tuesday (June 23) meeting. In May, after lawyers for property owners claimed that the Okanogan County Public...

Powerline route debated amid delays and easement costs

June 10, 2009 By Marcy Stamper The PUD commissioners turned their attention once more to the Pateros-Twisp transmission line, three weeks after the district voluntarily dismissed its petitions to condemn property for the project. Taking up the issue at their June 9 board meeting, the Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners heard testimony from several...