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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 9/24/2001

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting that was held on September 24, 2001.

Authorized wind testing lease and option agreements with eleven property owners covering a total of 3,179 acres for annual payments totaling $7,362. Douglas PUD now has 106 wind testing lease and option agreements covering over 63,000 acres.

Authorized an extension to the General Transfer agreement Douglas PUD has with Bonneville Power Administration. This agreement allows federal power to be delivered to Bureau of Reclamation pumping facilities in Douglas County and allows Douglas power to be delivered to its Nilles Substation over Bonneville Transmission lines. This resolution extends the agreement to September 30, 2006. After 2006 it continues indefinitely subject to a one-year termination notice by either party.

Authorized a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with two core switch routers. The new equipment is needed as the District builds the Douglas County Community Network distribution system in Bridgeport and Waterville.

Authorized a call for bids to provide for Douglas PUD with 10 Curbside Customer Aggregation Points. This equipment will also be used for the Waterville and Bridgeport distribution systems. The new equipment will allow Douglas PUD to expand the Douglas County Community Network, working with retail service providers to connect more business and residential customers.

Authorized an extension of collaborative agreement with the Canadian Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans regarding Okanogan Sockeye Limiting Factor Analysis. More time is needed to complete the final report. The report will provide information on adult Sockeye migration barriers, spawning, incubating egg losses and alevin and/or fry survival. The agreement will be extended to November 30, 2001.

Authorized the advertisement for professional services from Architectural, Engineering and Landscape Architectural companies. Douglas PUD is looking to create a pool of proposals for the District to review when a service is needed. The firm’s proposals will be kept on file for one year.