Supply Chain Issues Force Temporary Envelope Change for OTEC

By on Monday, June 20th, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

BAKER/GRANT/HARNEY/UNION CO – (Release from OTEC) Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative (OTEC)’s bill manufacturer recently informed OTEC that they are unable to source the paper they use to supply white envelopes for our bills because of supply chain issues. Their latest order has not arrived, and they are uncertain as to when it will arrive. They currently have no white paper to produce envelopes for your member-owned electric cooperative.

However, in anticipation of such issues, they sourced Kraft recycled paper outside of their normal paper manufacturers as a backup to ensure production.  This is a brown paper, it is recycled, and will include the recycled logo.  Our bill manufacturer expects this to be temporary for at least two months.

We apologize for any inconvenience the temporary switch to brown envelopes causes. 

OTEC also recommends for those members who want to stop receiving paper bills to sign up for electronic billing. Now until the end of 2022, OTEC member-owners who sign up for electronic billing will be automatically entered into a drawing, where two members at the end of each month will win a $100 energy credit to be applied to their account.

Please call your local OTEC office if you have further questions or need any further information on the temporary envelope change or electronic billing.

About the cooperative

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative (OTEC) is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative that serves nearly 60,000 residents in four counties in Eastern Oregon. Headquartered in Baker City, OTEC has district offices in Burns, John Day and La Grande.