CPI 81st Modified Annual Meeting

Come celebrate with us and participate in CPI’s 81st annual meeting held in our Philomath office at 6990 West Hills Road on September 12th.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on large gatherings, CPI’s 81st Annual Members’ Meeting is being modified. With social distancing requirements, seating is limited to 100 people. Members wanting to attend should contact us to enter a drawing, held on August 31st, for an invitation. There is a maximum of one guest per member, adults only. Only members selected and provided an invitation may attend and face coverings and social distancing are required. The meeting will be shortened, with no lunch, prizes, auction or vendors. In lieu of prizes, members will receive a bill credit for attending.

Schedule of Events
10 a.m.—Doors and registration opens
10:30 a.m.—Business meeting called to order
11 a.m.—Meeting adjourned

You can contact us to enter the drawing by calling 541-929-3124 or by emailing info@cpi.coop.

Unclaimed Capital Credits

Consumers Power is attempting to locate former members of the cooperative whose capital credit checks issued in 2016 and remain unclaimed. These checks are for members who received electric service from CPI in 1989.

The capital credit checks of these former members have been returned by the U.S. Post Office as “undeliverable” or have otherwise been unclaimed.

The last possible date to claim these funds is Monday, November 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. If these checks are not claimed by this date, the funds will be forfeited and can no longer be issued.

You can search the list of accounts either by name or by address at these links.

To claim a refund or submit questions about this notice or the lists, please contact Susan Faust at (541) 929-3124, or send an email to capitalcredits@cpi.coop.

CPI COVID-19 Update (August 10)

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation develops in the United States and Oregon, we want our members to know that CPI is closely monitoring communications on this topic from local, state, and federal authorities and has a plan in place to keep the community and employees safe while maintaining reliable electric service.

To prevent the spread of coronavirus to our community and employees, CPI has closed our offices in Philomath and Lebanon to walk-in traffic.  Public use of the community room at our Philomath office is also suspended until further notice.

Starting March 23rd many of our employees began working remotely, but all main business functions continue to operate normally. While some tasks may take slightly longer we’re doing everything in our power to make this situation as seamless as possible for our members.

Members will continue to be able to do business using our online and telephone options, or you may leave your payment in one of the locked drop boxes at both office locations.  All member services, including outage restoration and bill payment, remain available at WWW.CPI.COOP, on our SmartHub app, or by calling 800-872-9036.

Rest assured that CPI will continue to provide safe and reliable power as we continue to navigate this health crisis.

If you have lost your job or income due to COVID-19 our partner organization, Community Services Consortium, might be able to help.  They can help with rental and utility bill assistance.  Please call them today to learn if you can qualify, 541-928-6335, email them at info@communityservices.us, or visit them online at www.communityservices.us.

CPI Dead Tree Removal Program

Severe and prolonged drought conditions throughout the Western U.S., especially in 2013 and 2014, have killed and continue to kill conifers.  Dead trees such as these in and adjacent to powerline rights-of-way pose a direct hazard to electric service reliability and could be a fire ignition source.

To abate this hazard, we recommend that you have these trees cut down and removed.  If you are unable to remove these trees CPI is willing to cut these trees down at no cost to you.  The wood and brush would be left for your use or disposal. Should you choose not to remove these trees or have CPI cut them down, please be aware that you may be liable for resulting damages including, but not limited to, fire suppression costs, property damage, powerline repair, and cleanup costs.

CPI will be spending this year working throughout our service area identifying hazardous trees and working with members to remove them.  Currently, CPI contracted crews are working in the Marys River Estates area.  If you come across our crews please give them space to work so they can do their job safely. If you have any questions about their work or are interested in having us do an assessment of trees on your property please don’t hesitate to either give us a call at (800) 872-9036 or email us at info@cpi.coop.