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CPI Implements Fire Protection Protocols

August 1, 2022: This morning CPI began implementing fire protection protocols in response to increased fire risk in our service territory. The specific action CPI is taking is to put our entire system into “Non-Reclose.” Non-Reclose means that if there is a fault on the system that results in an… Read More

Supply Chain Update

Global supply chain disruptions combined with labor shortages and skyrocketing inflation have dramaticallyincreased the cost of goods and services across our country. According to the Bureau of LaborStatistics, as of June, the consumer price index had risen 9.1% over the past year, the highestincrease since 1981. Like the households and… Read More

Beware of Phone Scams

July 12, 2022- CPI has been receiving reports of scammers calling our members and demanding payment or they will be shut off immediately. This is not CPI These kinds of scams generally involve attempts to illegally obtain payments for fictitious utility bills. Individuals impersonating utility company representatives or collection agency… Read More

Drone technology assists wildfire mitigation

May 31, 2022: CPI proud to be working with Brains4Drones. Last week, DOE’s Office of Electricity awarded Brains4Drones (Plano, TX) with a Phase III SBIR award to assist electric utilities with wildfire mitigation. Founded in 2016, the woman-owned Brains4Drones, specializes in robotics, and in the development and installation of artificial… Read More

Unclaimed Capital Credits

Consumers Power is attempting to locate former members of the cooperative whose capital credit checks issued in 2018 and remain unclaimed. These checks are for members who received electric service from CPI in 1990. The capital credit checks of these former members have been returned by the U.S. Post Office as… Read More

Marion County Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

February 7, 2022: Marion County is asking residents to provide input on their Hazard Mitigation Plan. Marion County Emergency Management has created a Hazard Mitigation Survey.  The survey is intended for the citizens of Marion County to provide information related to natural and non-natural hazards. Here is the link to… Read More

Washington, D.C. Youth Tour

Now accepting applications for 2022 Youth Tour Imagine standing on the steps the Lincoln Memorial or the solemn grounds of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Consumers Power will send one high school junior on the Washington, D.C., Youth Tour June 18-24. The Youth Tour allows you to focus on the rich… Read More

CPI Awarded FEMA Grant for Wildfire Repairs

(September 21, 2021) Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced that Consumers Power was one of two Oregon electric co-ops to receive FEMA funds to help pay for expenses to fix damages to electrical distribution and transmission systems from the 2020 wildfires. “CPI greatly appreciates receiving this federal… Read More

2021 Annual Meeting Message

Twenty years ago, to this very day we and the entire world watched in abject horror as the deadliest terrorist attack ever to occur in the United States claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans. It is appropriate for us to pause for a few moments to reflect on the… Read More

CPI Retail Rates Change

A number of developments have occurred over the last two years that have impacted the cost CPI incurs to provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable power. The devastating Labor Day wildfires of 2020 ravaged communities and over $20 million of CPI infrastructure in the Santiam Canyon.  CPI has worked continuously… Read More

CPI to begin new undergrounding project in Detroit

CPI contractors will begin a long-awaited project to place overhead power lines underground in the Detroit area. The project is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 7 and include the streets of Boulder, Butte and Tumble. We expect the project to last 6-8 weeks and efforts will be made to minimize impacts… Read More

Utilities Across the Northwest Question Oregon Governor’s Actions

Portland, Oregon (August 11, 2021) – Today, over 70 signatories sent a letter to Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown asking that Oregon put on hold the Federal District Court preliminary injunction filing calling for more spill at federal dams. The signatories represent electric utilities and associations throughout the Northwest with a… Read More

Beware of Phone Scams

February 16th, 2022- CPI has been receiving reports of scammers calling our members and demanding payment or they will be shut off immediately. This is not CPI These kinds of scams generally involve attempts to illegally obtain payments for fictitious utility bills. Individuals impersonating utility company representatives or collection agency… Read More