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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 9/26/2005

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Mike Doneen, Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the September 26, 2005 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids submitted for Bid Document 05-22-W, HVAC Modifications and Retrofit to Units 2 through 4 for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Two bids were received. The apparent low bidder is WADCO, Inc. with a bid of $287,830. Bids will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Opened one bid submitted for Bid Document 05-27-W, Directional Drilling through a Railroad/Roadway Embankment for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. There was one potential bidder but the submission exceeded the engineer’s estimate by more than 15%.

Authorized a green certificate purchase and sale agreement with Energy Northwest. Energy Northwest has negotiated the sale of green certificates, which represent the non-power attributes associated with generation at the Nine Canyon Wind Project, to a third party. Under this arrangement, the District will receive $9,898.92 for 3,548 green certificates covering the period of September through December 2005.

Adopted an Amendment to the Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County Deferred Compensation Plan and Trust. This amendment clarifies withdrawal requirements for participants who reach age 70 ½.

Authorized Certificate of Deposit transactions with Banner Bank and Washington Mutual Bank. This authorization allows the District to accept Certificate of Deposit bids from these two additional banks. The District also receives bids from Washington Trust Bank, Cashmere Valley Bank, and Bank of America.

Authorized signers for the warrant clearing accounts at Cashmere Valley Bank. Cashmere Valley Bank requested that the District’s warrant signers be added to signature cards on file with the bank for the warrant clearing accounts only.

Authorized a call for bids under Bid Document 05-29-W, Headquarters Chiller Replacement. The cooling system for the District’s headquarters building in East Wenatchee failed in the spring. The building has been cooled over the summer with assistance of a truck-mounted rental chiller. The purpose of this bid document is to provide the District with a permanent replacement chiller.

Authorized Agreements for Bird Control at the Wells Hatchery and Wire Maintenance at Wells Dam by the United States Department of Agriculture. Wires stretched across the river below Wells Dam to discourage juvenile salmon predation by gulls must be maintained annually. Hazing of fish eating birds to keep them away from fish rearing ponds at the Wells Hatchery protects juvenile salmon and steelhead. The District will pay USDA $13,640 for wire maintenance and $55,827 for bird hazing. The USDA is the only authorized provider of these services.

Signed Contract 05-26-D for Orondo Substation modifications to allow access for the District’s mobile substation.

Heard an update about wind generation operations at the Nine Canyon Wind Project. Wind generation at the project is running about 88% of what was expected and financial performance is meeting expectations.

Previewed a video presentation prepared for upcoming Wells Hydroelectric Project relicensing meetings.