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    CRPUD Board Awards First Economic Development Grant to SHEDCO

    June 21, 2018

    June 21, 2018 - St. Helens Economic Development Corporation (SHEDCO) is the first recipient of Columbia River PUD's Economic Development Grant. The Board of Directors voted to award SHEDCO $5,000 for its Business Development Competition.

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    CRPUD Board Absorbs Spill Surcharge

    June 4, 2018

    June 4, 2018 - At their May 15 meeting, the Columbia River PUD Board of Directors agreed to absorb an added charge of $113,000 for wholesale power costs, without raising customer rates.

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    2017 PUD Annual Report Is Now Available

    May 17, 2018

    May 17, 2018 - Columbia River PUD's 2017 Annual Report is now available online.

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    CRPUD Pays Franchise Fees to Local Cities

    May 2, 2018

    May 2, 2018 - Five cities in Columbia County received a total of $668,275 in franchise fee payments from Columbia River People's Utility District in April.

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    CRPUD Launches New Economic Development Grant Program

    April 25, 2018

    April 25, 2018 - The Columbia River PUD Board of Directors has approved a new CRPUD Economic Development Grant Program. The program will provide grants of up to $5,000 to local nonprofit corporations who are investing in long-term economic development within CRPUD service area for the benefit of the local community and CRPUD customers.

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    Equipment Failure Causes Two Brief Outages in St. Helens

    April 12, 2018

    April 12, 2018 - About 1,000 Columbia River PUD customers in St. Helens experienced two brief outages on April 11. The first outage occurred at 6 a.m. and lasted for two minutes. A second outage at 11:30 a.m. lasted for 20 minutes. The PUD identified the cause of both outages as a faulty load tap changer in its St. Helens Substation.

    Equipment Failure Causes Two Brief Outages in St. Helens - Read More…

    Board Meeting Rescheduled to February 21

    February 20, 2018

    The February 20, 2018 regular meeting of the Board of Directors for Columbia River PUD has been rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions. The Board of Directors for Columbia River PUD will hold their regular board meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Columbia River PUD headquarters in Deer Island, Oregon

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    CRPUD Board Adopts $38.8 Million Operating & Capital Budget for 2018

    December 20, 2017

    December 20, 2017 - During their December 19 meeting, the Columbia River PUD Board of Directors unanimously approved a $38.8 million Operating and Capital Budget for 2018. Rates will remain stable, with no increases planned in 2018.

    CRPUD Board Adopts $38.8 Million Operating & Capital Budget for 2018 - Read More…

    Scammers Targeting Local Businesses & Residents

    Scammers Targeting Local Businesses & Residents

    October 31, 2017

    October 31, 2017 - Scam callers have mimicked the PUD's phone system in an attempt to trick local businesses & residents into giving them money.

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    Sen. Johnson and CRPUD Break Ground on New Substation

    Sen. Johnson and CRPUD Break Ground on New Substation

    October 24, 2017

    October 24, 2017 - A crowd of about 20 people gathered on Oct. 20 for a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Betsy Johnson Substation.

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