Energy Services

NOTICE: Hermiston Energy Services (HES) to Begin Maintenance Projects 

Beginning May 13, HES will replace sections of underground and overhead primary cable that have been in service for several decades. These proactive steps will be taken in lieu of waiting for this cable to fail unexpectedly. The project will increase reliability and reduce long term costs of service to our customers.

NOTICE: December 11, 2018 - Council Approves HES Rate Adjustments 

NOTICE: Beware of a scam callers to Hermiston Energy customers demanding payment. HES have a process in place before disconnecting any service - there is no phone call threatening immediate disconnection. Warn your family, friends and businesses who may be a target. If you receive a suspicious call, hang up. You are welcome to call HES (541 289-2000) directly if unsure about the status of your account.

NOTICE: Beware of Doxo.com and ChargeSmart.com. These on-line bill pay websites are not affiliated with HES and may charge extra fees. HES cannot control when we will receive customer payments from them, which might cause late payments or disconnection.


Welcome to your locally owned municipal electric utility owned by the City of Hermiston doing business as Hermiston Energy Services (HES). HES is dedicated to providing the best possible service at the least possible cost to its citizens. HES began operations on October 1, 2001, serving some 4,900 meters after acquiring the electric facilities of Pacific Power & Light within the city limits of Hermiston. HES contracts out the operation, maintenance, meter reading & billing, customer service and most day-to-day operations of the electric utility to Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC), located at 750 W. Elm Avenue in Hermiston. The ultimate responsibility for their performance is vested in the City of Hermiston and is managed by an Electric Utility Superintendent.