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News Release - 9/25/2006

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the September 25, 2006 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids to supply the District with two 115/13.2 power transformers. The apparent low bid was received from WEG Electric Motors Corp. of Suwanee, Georgia. The bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Authorized execution of an Agreement for Architectural Services with USKH Inc. of Spokane Washington. USKH Inc. will assist the District in the design and engineering of a new warehouse and fabrication shop at the Wells Hydroelectric Project.

Authorized termination of a license for entry and use with Windhaven LLC. The project for which the District acquired this license will not proceed, therefore the license is no longer required.

Authorized acceptance and final payment under a contract with United Sales Associates to provide station battery bank replacement at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The total contract amount is $131,977.84.

Authorized amendment No. 1 to Agreement for Professional Services with Natoma Technologies, Inc. Natoma provides an electronic document management tool used in the District’s work to relicense the Wells Hydroelectric Project. This amendment increases the not-to-exceed amount of the contract by $15,000 to a total of $37,000 and authorizes work related to the location and security of the document management system.

Authorized Change Order Nos. 4 and 5 to the NEC contract to rebuild Generator Unit No. 1 at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. These changes authorize additional work related to refurbishment of the generator rotor poles. The total increase to the contract price is $100,128 bringing the total contract amount to $5,476,889.34.

Authorized issuance of a Request for Qualifications for Consulting Services related to environmental impact statement development for a potential wind generation project.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. October 2, 2006 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters building.