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Commission Meeting Report 2023-09-26

Meaghan Vibbert

Public Information Officer

(509) 881-2221

News Release – September 26, 2023

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E. Skagen, Aaron J. Viebrock and Molly Simpson executed the following actions during the September 26, 2023 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office:

Reviewed bid opening results for Bid Documents 23-36-D, 230 kV Switches for Clovis Substation and 23-25-D, fiber optic cable and conduit installation. All bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Affirmed resolution waiving formal bidding requirements to purchase distribution transformers due to market conditions through December 31, 2023. (23-168)

Awarded contract 23-25-D, fiber optic cable and conduit installation to North Sky Communications LLC, the lowest responsive bidder. (23-169)

Awarded contract 23-36-D, 230 kV Switches for Clovis Substation to Carlson Sales, the lowest responsive bidder. (23-170)

Approved land use permit 128-01, Angela Skirko. The permit is for use of Project lands for existing landscaping and access road. (23-171)

Authorized a fiber and power crossing agreement with the Wenatchee Reclamation District for an existing easement in Rock Island on Center Street. (23-172)

Approved change orders Nos. 100 and 101 to contract 06-41-W, generator rebuild and unit refurbishment for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. These changes incorporate incentive pay for reduced outage duration and adjusts the time and materials rates using the index values. This will increase the contract by $111,000. (23-173 and 23-174)

Authorized approval of amended railroad right-of-way permit RR427-01, City of Pateros. This allows for the necessary infrastructure for electric vehicle charging. (23-175)

Approved amendment No. 1 to professional service agreement 22-39-W with Lettis Consultants International, Inc. This adds a new task to establish the Seismic Hazard Assessment classification for the Wells Project which will increase the agreement by $135,000 and extend the term to June 30, 2024. (23-176)

Authorized a power purchase and sale confirmation with Portland General Electric for a slice of Wells Project Output. This agreement runs through December 31, 2025. (23-177)

Approved revising the District’s 401a and 457b Plans. (23-178)

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. October 10, 2023 at the District’s East Wenatchee Office. 

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