Commission Meeting Report 2021-01-25

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E Skagen executed the following actions during the January 25, 2021 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office:

Heard the bid opening results for bid document 20-29-D, supply and deliver 230-115 kV 225 MVA autotransformer to Lincoln Rock Switchyard. The bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Established hearings for a power delivery rate. To allow for future load growth within Douglas County, the District is working on a process to procure, schedule, and deliver power resources through the District’s transmission system and electric distribution system. The hearings are scheduled at 1:30pm on February 22 and March 8, 2021. Presentation link here. (21-007)​

Authorized a professional service agreement with RH2 engineering for general civil engineering services. This agreement will not exceed $250,000 and will expire December 21, 2023. (21-008)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 21-04-D, hydrogen and switchyard site grading. Necessary to grade the site, cut in and establish roads, build a berm and construct a retaining wall. (21-009)

Authorized a call for bids under bid document 21-07-D, install communications microducting in Douglas County. Necessary to allow more customers access to communication services.  (21-010)

Rejected bids under bid document 20-12-W, rebuild the limtorque fish ladder collection chamber entrance gate operators at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. There were no responsive bids. (21-011)

Approved execution of a Compressed Air Medical Directors Agreement with Dr. Charles J Waszkewitz. The District is required to appoint one or more licensed physicians trained in the physical requirements and the medical aspects of compressed air work and the treatment of decompression illness. (21-012)

Authorized Note No. 8 loan from the Electric Distribution System Capital Project Revolving Loan Fund to the Wells Hydroelectric Project for construction capital. (21-013)

Approved purchase of real property from McDougall and Sons, Inc. Necessary for the Lincoln Rock Switchyard and hydrogen production facility. (21-014)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 6,255 end users.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. February 8, 2021 at the District’s East Wenatchee Office. The District Office is closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 guidance from Governor Inslee. To comply with the Open Public Meetings act, a conference phone line number will be provided at the top of the Draft Agenda posted on our website under Latest News the Friday before the meeting. ​

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