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2018 Annual Meeting Results

We successfully completed our 74th 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. As this is a member owned cooperative, the comments and questions from our members are very helpful and appreciated. On behalf […]

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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 […]

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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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2016 Annual Meeting Report

Submitted by Scott Laird The West Oregon Electric Cooperative (WOEC) Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, August 27 at the Cabin in Vernonia. Board of Directors President Robert VanNatta called the meeting to order and introduced the rest of the Board and special guests State Senator Betsy Johnson and State Representative Debra Boone, along with Guest […]

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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 […]