Dear Members,

I’d like to thank Hood River Electric Cooperative staff for going above and beyond in a number of ways this summer. Here are a few examples:

  • Dave Porter and Doug Balzer assisted our neighbors at Wasco Electric Cooperative during their restoration effort following the Substation Fire. Dave and Doug helped replace some of the more than 200 poles and lines burned by the fires in Wasco’s service area.
  • Chris Walker helped us keep our cool in the office. Our HVAC system failed in July, and Chris coordinated the installation of a replacement system. He and Clinton Curtis started many of their workdays a few hours early to help cool down the office in the mornings while the new system was being manufactured and installed.
  • Pam Chapman and Janette Elizondo launched a new Facebook page for HREC. This new page will help us connect with you, our members. We’ll be sharing information about local happenings, giving tips for using energy safely and efficiently, and providing updates during major storms and outages. We are thrilled to have more than 300 followers already! You can find our new page at

We wish you a safe and enjoyable September.

General Manager Libby Calnon

Don't Zone Out. Stay Alert in Work Zones. Respect the Zone. They Way to Go. ODOT.

Work Zone Safety

HREC crews often work on power lines next to roadways. When driving in work zones, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Slow down.
  2. Pay attention.
  3. Obey signs and flaggers.
  4. Don’t tailgate.
  5. Be aware of driving conditions.