West Union Area System Upgrades

Learn how we’re strengthening the energy grid and improving service for you.

As we work toward Oregon's clean energy future, we’re strengthening the energy grid to make it smarter, more efficient and more reliable for you. Among our many projects, we’re upgrading and installing power lines and poles along roads in the West Union area. In preparation for the system upgrades, we’re trimming and removing some trees along the power line rights of way on Northwest West Union Rd. and Northwest Germantown Rd.

West Union Road System Upgrades map

Tree trimming and removal

To provide safe clearance for the new power lines, our contractor, Asplundh Tree Expert, will be working along the street highlighted on the map above. They’ll prune branches and, in some cases, remove trees that have grown too large for the spots where they are planted and pose a risk to power lines.

Tree maintenance schedule

  • July through August 2019
  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

This schedule may change based on the needs of the project. While not anticipated, weekend and night work may be required at times.

Important traffic and safety tips

We’re taking steps to ensure your safety as we trim trees and install new equipment. Here’s how you can help:

  • Watch for temporary one-lane and full-street closures that may be needed. Allow extra time for commuting through these areas.
  • Follow any detours and signs placed to keep drivers, pedestrians and workers safe.
  • Please avoid all work areas and equipment, and make sure children know to never touch the equipment.

Building a brighter energy future for you

Beginning in late summer, we will be improving the power line system in this area. These improvements will:

  • Replace aging equipment.
  • Reduce the risk of outages for the area by improving service redundancy and reliability.
  • Keep pace with growth in our region and help improve overall system operations for all of our customers.

This is just one of many projects we’re working on to enhance and modernize the energy grid, making it smarter and more resilient, and creating a platform for a clean energy future.

Thank you for your patience as we strengthen the energy grid.

If you have a question about how this work may affect you, please contact us at 503-612-3730.