Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT Several businesses and residents have received calls and messages relating to payments and disconnects. While we do send notices and make calls to members regarding disconnection of service, we urge anyone receiving such calls to call us at our main number to discuss a resolution and not send monies to any other place. […]

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Co-op News

Utilities are calling on elected leaders to bring the Northwest region together to find solutions for declining salmon and steel head that also continue our region’s legacy of clean, reliable energy. We’re committed to working together to find solutions that work across the board—for fish and wildlife, honoring tribal treaty rights, and providing electricity, food […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]