ORECA Midyear Meeting 2017

Co-op leaders met in Hood River as political winds blow toward carbon legislation As the Oregon Legislative Assembly departed Salem, Oregon’s electric cooperative...

Salmon Success Story

July 6, 2017 Governor Kate Brown State Capitol Building 900 Court Street NE, 160 Salem, OR 97301 Dear Governor Brown: As leaders of...

The format for December’s National Environmental Policy Act meeting focused on information and constructive dialogue. Photo courtesy of the Bonneville Power Administration

Getting Out the Facts

The federal government’s NEPA process provides an opportunity to clear up misconceptions about the Northwest hydro system By Ted Case In a cavernous...

State Rep. Sherrie Sprenger’s legistlative district overlaps Consumers Power Inc.’s service territory, and she also is a member of the co-op. “Sherrie understands her constituents and our members,” says Consumers Power CEO Roman Gillen. “And she’s not afraid to take on the tough issues.” Photos by Lynn Howlett

Leading by Example

State Rep. Sherrie Sprenger and Consumers Power CEO Roman Gillen are powerful voices for rural Oregon—while rarely raising their voices By Ted Case...

Dedicating the electric vehicle charging station in Condon are, from left, Condon Mayor Jim Hassing, Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative Director Roy Carlson, CBEC staff member Josh Coiner, CBEC staff member Debbie Lankford, Gilliam County Judge Steve Shaffer and Condon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director K’Lynn Lane. Photos by Tommy Wolff

Getting Lots of Mileage

Four unlikely towns welcome EV charging stations, opening scenic byways and creating economic development opportunities By Ted Case The territory served by Columbia...

Power Couple Rep. Gene Whisnant and his wife, Josie, have lived a life of service— and one worthy of a spy novel

Two of a Kind

Reps. Deborah Boone and Brad Witt are watchdogs in the Oregon Legislature for West Oregon Electric Cooperative and its member-owners. The following profiles...