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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.
Co-op, PUD crews work to restore power in many areas

Co-op, PUD crews work to restore power in many areas

By Ann McCreary and Marcy Stamper
Utility crews are working throughout the county today (Nov. 26) to restore electricity after heavy wet snow dropped trees and branches on power lines and caused widespread power outages. About 1,000 Okanogan County Electric …
Community briefs: September 17, 2014

Community briefs: September 17, 2014

This week: Tool drive for fire and flood victims, Fire recovery workshop, Co-op celebrates 75 years, Free day at state parks, Soup Dinner tickets on sale soon, and Emergency planning meeting
PUD works to restore full power to lower valley

PUD works to restore full power to lower valley

By Ann McCreary
About 200 people were working early this week to restore power to Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) customers who have been without power since wildfires swept through the valley and surrounding areas almost …
Sparking interest

Sparking interest

Members of the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative line crew – from left, journeyman lineman Jesse Davis, journeyman lineman Chris Zahn, and line foreman Wayne Stevie – demonstrated what can happen when something gets too close to a power line and creates a dangerous electrical arc. The safety demonstration was part of the co-op’s annual meeting...