Commission Meeting Report November 8, 2021

View of water with the large wells project structure with mountains in the background

Meaghan Vibbert

Public Information Officer

(509) 881-2221

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E Skagen executed the following actions during the November 8, 2021 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office:

Acceptance of work and final payment to Galvanizers, Inc. under contract 21-11-D, supply and deliver bus support steel for Lincoln Rock Switchyard. All work is complete and determined to meet bid specifications. (21-186)

Affirmed change order No. 3 to contract 20-29-D, supply and deliver 230-115kV substation transformers to Urban Industrial Substation. Arresters needed to be upsized at a cost of $2,901. (21-187)

Affirmed change order No. 1 to contract 21-25-D, supply and deliver 230x115kV substation transformers to Urban Industrial Substation. Arresters needed to be upsized at a cost of $11,604. (21-188)

Rejected bids under Bid Document 21-28-W, replace five generator step-up transformers at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. There were no acceptable bids. (21-189)

Rejected bids under Bid Document 21-45-W, spillway 7 concrete, embedded steel and gate repair at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. There were no acceptable bids. (21-190)

Approved a call for bids under Bid Document 21-57-W, Unit 7 spillway and gate repair at the Wells Hydroelectric Project to ensure reliable operation. (21-191)

Authorized surplus and salvage of distribution transformers that are no longer in use, exceeded their life expectancy or are no longer operational. (21-192)

Continued the budget hearing for the Distribution System and Wells Hydroelectric Project for calendar year 2022. The hearing will remain open until Monday, December 13, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in the East Wenatchee office.

Established a public hearing to identify vulnerable populations in accordance to the Clean Energy Implementation Plan. The hearing will be held November 22, 2021 at 1:30. Public participation is available by phone and video. Instructions will be at the top of the agenda posted the Friday before the meeting. (21-193)

Approved no changes to the Commissioner District boundaries. Commission district boundaries were examined with the updated 2020 census data. A hearing was held after proper notice. With only a minor deviation from equity the current boundaries were retained.  (21-194)

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. November 22, 2021 at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Public participation is available by phone and video. Instructions will be at the top of the agenda posted the Friday before the meeting.

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