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2019 Annual Meeting Results

We successfully completed our 75th Anniversary Annual Meeting for West Oregon Electric Cooperative. The weather was perfect, food superb, attendance good, and the meeting went very well. There were plenty of great door prizes, thanks to our vendors for the generous donations. As this is a member owned cooperative, the comments and questions from our […]

Gaston, Oregon
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ORECA-Action: Your Voice Matters!

Join West Oregon Electric Cooperative in our collaborative effort to make sure your voice and that of Oregon’s electric cooperatives is heard by policymakers. It’s through our new political action network, ORECA-Action. The ORECA stands for Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association. We represent all 18 of the state’s not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives. Through this network […]

Gaston, Oregon
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Manager’s Message

Emergency preparedness may not always be on our minds, but it should be. Your electric cooperative cannot guarantee uninterruptible electricity supply. What steps can you take to be prepared in case of a power outage? Outages that are four hours or fewer are inconvenient, but usually don’t present a real emergency. As the outage extends […]

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In Court, No Fair Shake for Hydro

Northwest dams are back under the political microscope In what is likely one of the most sweeping and aggressive interpretations ever made under the Endangered Species Act, U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon recently found the 2014 Biological Opinion on federal hydrosystem operations flawed. He sent it back to NOAA Fisheries and the federal action […]

From left, music producer Jon Neufeld, recording engineer Adam Selzer and musician Steve Einhorn are part of the team bringing new life to Woody Guthrie’s collection of songs.
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Roll On Columbia

Northwest musician leads the charge to revive Woody Guthrie’s BPA songs By Scott Laird In 1941, American folk singer Woody Guthrie spent a month in the employ of the U.S. government. Woody was hired to write songs for a film to be produced by the Bonneville Power Administration to promote the advantages of public electric […]