Central Electric Warns Member of Scam Phone Calls
Several Central Electric Cooperative members today received fraudulent phone calls from scam artists attempting to obtain money by threatening an imminent termination of their service. CEC is advising its members that such calls are not legitimate and any member receiving such a call should not to provide any financial or personal information to the callers.
Central Electric Pays $1.05 Million in Capital Credits
Central Electric Cooperative announced today that some current and former members are eligible to receive capital credits payments totaling $1,054,238. CEC members will begin receiving their checks this week.
Central Electric Cooperative, ORECA Testify,
10-Year Energy Action Plan Overlooks Rural Realities
Officials representing Central Oregonís electric utility cooperatives tonight notified the state's Energy Advisor that many of the provisions of Governor Kitzhaberís draft 10-year Energy Action Plan, "while laudable, need to better reflect the economic interests and energy-related achievements of rural Oregonians."
June 18 Safety Trailer Demonstrations
Central Electric Cooperative will offer two demonstrations of its high-voltage safety trailer at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Headquarters on Monday, June 18.
Central Electric Pays $1.4 Million in Capital Credits
Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) announced today that some current and former members are eligible to receive capital credits payments totaling $1,409,215. Individual checks will average $119.73 and will be paid to 8,353 present and former CEC members who purchased power in the years of 1986 and 1987. CEC members will begin receiving their checks next week.
Planned Outages in Sisters Area
The final phase of a multi-year project to improve system reliability will be completed October 10 and 11.
AMI Meter Change-outs in Sisters
Advanced Meter change-outs coming to Sisters area, Co-op to use targeted scheduling to benefit businesses.
Central Electric Planned Outages
Major BPA substation expansion project to require two CEC outages, March 29 and April 2 outages combined to affect 10,400 members.
Central Electric Begins Meter
Central Electric Cooperativeís (CEC) members began receiving new electric meters today, marking the next major step in the Coopís three-year program to upgrade its metering system and billing processes.
Central Electric Pays $1.0 Million in Capital Credits
Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) announced today that some current and former members are eligible to receive capital credits payments totaling $1,017,515. Individual checks will average $93.88 and will be paid to 7,638 present and former CEC members who purchased power in the years of 1985 and 1986. CEC members will begin receiving their checks next week.
Peak Project Expands to Black Butte Ranch,
Free Hot Water Heater Timers Available to First 150 Requestors
Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) expanded its Peak Project this week to include its 1,300 members in Black Butte Ranch. The pilot program provides water heater timers free of charge to reduce power consumption during peak-demand periods. The co-op is expanding the programís geographic reach in an effort to enroll 450 participants by Jan. 31, 2011.
Equipment Inspections Put Contractors In
If you see someone other than Central Electric Cooperative personnel checking out our electrical system in your neighborhood, it likely is one of our contracted safety inspectors.
Central Electric to Implement First Rate Increase Since 2001
The 9.5 percent average increase combines increases in rates and fixed charges applied monthly to membersí accounts. The average monthly bill for the co-opís residential members using 1,400 kWh will increase from $102.53 to $112.36.
CEC To Award Conservation Incentive Payment to Rayís Food Place
Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) will award a $30,000 Bonneville Power Administration energy conservation incentive payment to Rayís Food Place of Sisters on Friday, Aug. 13, at 9:30 a.m.
Central Electric Expands Peak Project to Camp Sherman
With major funding and project support by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), CEC mailed Camp Sherman area residents an invitation this week to join the Peak Project, said CEC Member Services Director Alan Guggenheim.
CEC will conduct a kick-off meeting for Camp Sherman residents interested in participating at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, in the Camp Sherman Community Hall, he said.
CEC Announces Smart Grid Grant
Central Electric Cooperative announced today that it will receive $4.65 million in matching funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to deploy smart grid technologies.
The DOE's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) will fund half of a five-year, $9.3 million project by Central Electric to enhance the reliability and efficiency of CEC's electric system.
Video: KTVZ Newschannel 21 at 6 PM
CEC and BPA are testing the Peak Project with residents in the Tollgate area.