Oregon City Establishes Municipal Utility
The purchase gives the city of Hermiston a municipal electric utility. This is the first time in 20 years that a municipal utility has been established.
Hermiston will begin serving customers on Oct. 1, 2001, when a new contract with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) takes effect. The city qualified last year as a new, small public utility and became eligible for preference power.
Publication date: 08/06/2001