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May 6th 2021

Okanogan PUD earns safety award

  Okanogan County PUD earned a second place safety award from the Northwest Public Power Association for activities in 2020. An annual tradition, NWPPA announces safety awards during its Engineering & Operations Conference, which was held virtually this year April 11-14. The awards are based on a review of each utility’s safety contest form, the number of recordable injury/illness cases and the lost work days in 2020, according to a NWPPA announcement. “Workplace safety is a top priority… more

May 5th 2021

PUD board hears from BPA

  Okanogan County PUD commissioners conducted several items of business at their April 26 meeting. The board: Heard a presentation from Bonneville Power Administration representatives regarding 2022 rates, which will not be determined until July 2021. They also shared a timeline for BPA power contracts, which includes a 2025 renewal target before contracts expire in 2028. Approved the surplus of meters that the PUD no longer uses, but that could be used by other utilities. Approved a… more

April 14th 2021

Twisp April 21-22

There will be a 7-hour power outage beginning at 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, and lasting to approximately 6 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021. The outage allows crews to upgrade lines and equipment for the new Twisp City Hall building. The outage will affect approximately 150 customers, including businesses, in the Town of Twisp between Highway 20 and Lincoln Street, and from 4th Avenue North to the city pool. For all residents using medical equipment requiring electrical power, you will… more