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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

Marion County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

November 9, 2021- Marion County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Marion County is in the midst of updating it’s All-Hazard Mitigation Plan. In collaboration with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation (DLCD), the update will help avoid disasters by reducing or eliminating long-term risk, and increase community safety and resiliency. The… Read More

Beware of Phone Scams

CPI has been receiving reports of scammers calling our members and demanding payment or they will be shut off. These kinds of scams generally involve attempts to illegally obtain payments for fictitious utility bills. Individuals impersonating utility company representatives or collection agency personnel are utilizing a variety of techniques to… 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

CPI Energy Assistance

For fiscal year 2021 which ended on September 30, CPI provided $9,100 in energy assistance to our members from funds generated by the monthly state-mandated $0.05 per meter charge. $1,260 in fees were paid to Community Services Consortium for administering the program. Any excess funds are carried over for assistance… Read More