Notice of Special Meeting ~ New ~

Notice of Special Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the PUD upstairs Board Room located at 1331 2nd Avenue North in Okanogan. The meeting is being held for the purpose of discussion and possible action as outlined in the agenda.

PHONE, COMPUTER AND INTERNET SCAMS TARGETING OKANOGAN PUD CUSTOMERS ~ New ~

PHONE, COMPUTER AND INTERNET SCAMS TARGETING OKANOGAN PUD CUSTOMERS
 
OKANOGAN, Wash. – Several utility fraud schemes have swept the nation in recent months and most recently targeting Okanogan PUD customers. Our customers have received phone calls with the caller, posing as an Okanogan PUD employee, asking for immediate bill payment with a credit card or prepaid cash card. This communication soon becomes aggressive with the caller threatening to disconnect the person’s electric service.
 
Recent fraud/scam attempts also involve pop-up windows on your personal computer stating that participation in a survey you will give you an Okanogan PUD rebate or cash reward. One final scheme involves emails received from what appears to be the Okanogan PUD, stating a past due amount being delinquent and directing the user to click a link or call a given phone number.

 

Okanogan PUD Public Service Announcement ~ New ~

Okanogan PUD
Public Service Announcement
Consumer Alert: Utility Scams through Customer Personal Computers
July 21, 2015
 

Please be on alert for new scams targeting PUD customers in Okanogan County. Threats come from computer pop-up messages asking for personal information by taking a survey with reward offers for completing the survey. Please be advised that these messages are not from Okanogan County PUD. 

If you receive a pop-up message on your computer and feel your account information has been compromised, you may call the Okanogan PUD at 509-422-3310 to verify the status of your account. You may also report suspicious calls or emails to the lead agencies investigating nationwide scams: The Washington State Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-551-4636 or the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-4357.  

Scheduled Outage (Network) ~ New ~

Emergency Network Maintenance Notification

The Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County will be performing emergency service affecting maintenance to our optical Ciena Ethernet network in Omak and Okanogan the morning of Tuesday July, 7, 2015 from 12:00 AM until 3:00 AM.  During this time traffic traversing the Omak and Okanogan core Ciena 10G switches may experience a service interruption or degradation of service as we replace hardware.

Commissioners Pass Resolution to Amend Electric Service Rate Schedules ~ New ~

On Monday, June 22, 2015, the Board of Commissioners of PUD No. 1 of Okanogan County passed Resolution No. 1607 amending electric service rate schedules.  The primary goal of the increase is to recover the District’s share of the damages caused by the Carlton Complex Fire.  The increase amounts to a 2% retail electric revenue increase, which will be achieved by increasing kWh charges and not fixed charges such as the basic or demand charge.

National Service Award to Four PUDs for a Decade of Support for Lineman Rodeo ~ New ~

PRESS RELEASE

Decade of Support for Lineman Rodeo Earns Four PUDs a National Service Award

Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas and Grant PUD raised $190,000 for scholarships in honor of fallen lineworkers

Okanogan, Wash. - Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas and Grant Public Utility Districts received the American Public Power Association (APPA) Community Service Award June 9, 2015 at the association's national conference in Minneapolis, Minn.

Okanogan PUD Public Service Announcement ~ New ~

Public Service Announcement
Consumer Alert: Fraudulent/Fake Okanogan PUD Online Payment Website
June 24, 2015
 
Please be advised that there is currently a fraudulent internet online payment scam targeting Okanogan PUD customers. The false link, found through a general web search for ‘Okanogan County PUD’, takes customers to an official looking website asking for payment information. The web address for the fraudulent link is htts://ww.doxo.com/info/okanogan-county-pud-no-1. Any payments made through this site are not payment to the PUD. The only website address from which you should make an online payment to the PUD is through our official website at https://www.okanoganpud.org.

 

Okanogan PUD Public Service Announcement ~ New ~

Public Service Announcement
Consumer Alert: Utility Scams through Personal Computers
June 3, 2015
 
Be on alert for a new scam targeting PUD customers. The recent threat comes from a computer pop-up message asking customers to click on a link to participate in an opinion survey in return for a reward. Please be advised that these messages are not from Okanogan County PUD.

 

Notice of Special Meeting

Notice of Special Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the PUD upstairs Board Room located at 1331 2nd Avenue North in Okanogan. The meeting is being held for the purpose of taking action as outlined in the attached agenda.

Notice of Special Meeting

Notice of Special Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County on Thursday, June 25, 2015 beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the PUD upstairs Board Room located at 1331 2nd Avenue North in Okanogan. The meeting is being held for the purpose of taking action as outlined in the attached agenda and for the purpose of holding an executive session to discuss with legal counsel representing the District Litigation or potential litigation to which the District, the governing body, or a member acting in an official capacity is, or is likely to become, a party, when public knowledge regarding the discussion is likely to result in an adverse legal or financial consequence to the District, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i).

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