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Lawyer: Twisp River Fire most likely caused by powerline failure

Lawyer: Twisp River Fire most likely caused by powerline failure

The status report on the Twisp River Fire fatalities indicates a point of origin on a map, but does not discuss any cause of the fire. But sources close to the investigation are fairly confident that the fire was caused by a powerline failure, according to attorney Rodney Nelson. Nelson, a partner with the Yakima law...
Community briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Community briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Get mobbed up this weekend Sometimes a mob mentality is not a bad thing, as when it’s for a good cause. Join the Methow Conservancy and the Okanogan County Electric Co-Op on Saturday (Nov.) 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Seed Mob to plant native grass seeds in areas disturbed during this...
Co-op approves rate structure, adds new board member

Co-op approves rate structure, adds new board member

The Okanogan County Electric Cooperative recently approved a new rate structure and selected a new board member. The rate plan readjusts rates among the utility’s four “general membership classes,” which groups customers according to the amount of power they use. Rates will decrease for some …
Okanogan Complex Fire top priority in U.S.

Okanogan Complex Fire top priority in U.S.

Now burning more than 200,000 acres, the Okanogan Complex Fire, which includes the fire that started on the Twisp River on Wednesday (Aug. 19), is the No. 1 priority in the country. The complex includes five fires, with the Tunk Block Fire …
Co-op seeking applicants for board opening

Co-op seeking applicants for board opening

Okanogan County Electric Cooperative (OCEC) is looking for a co-op member to serve on its board of directors starting this fall. Members living anywhere in the area served by OCEC can be candidates. Dave Gens, one of the at-large board members, is moving out of the area and will resign his position at the end...
Electric co-op proposes three-year rate plan

Electric co-op proposes three-year rate plan

A three-year rate plan proposed by Okanogan County Electric Cooperative (OCEC) calls for decreases for some members and increases for others, but will not result in an overall rate increase for 2016 and 2017. The third year, 2018, includes a general rate increase of up to 3.5 percent for most customers.
Co-op rates won’t change for most customers

Co-op rates won’t change for most customers

Electric rates aren’t expected to change significantly for Okanogan County Electric Cooperative (OCEC) customers, based on a recently completed study of the cost of delivering service. The study found that OCEC won’t need additional revenue during the next two years, based on the expected price increase for power it purchases from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).
Co-op elects board members, hears updates on operations

Co-op elects board members, hears updates on operations

Members of the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative (OCEC) re-elected two board members at the co-op’s 76th annual meeting on April 13, and heard status reports on OCEC operations and activities. Paul Taylor (District 3) and Dave Gens (District 4), both running unopposed, were easily re-elected to the board with only …
Co-op begins review of rate structure; elects board members

Co-op begins review of rate structure; elects board members

The Okanogan County Electric Cooperative (OCEC) is initiating a review of its rate structure as the current three-year rate schedule adopted in 2012 nears completion. The electric cooperative has hired a consulting firm to develop a Cost of Services Analysis (COSA) to lay the groundwork for the upcoming rate-setting process, said David Gottula, OCEC general...
Storm causes widespread power outages through Thanksgiving Day

Storm causes widespread power outages through Thanksgiving Day

By Ann McCreary
Widespread, scattered power outages that began on Nov. 25 due to wet, heavy snow kept utility crews working throughout the Thanksgiving holiday last week and left many people without power for more than two days.