Issue #182, March 2020
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Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Doubles
Our Electric Vehicle Level 2 Charger Rebate has doubled!
The number of EVs in our service area is growing. To assist those customers in fueling their EVs, we are offering a $100 rebate for the installation of a new Level 2 (240-volt) EV charger.

Contractor Testing Utility Poles in Our Area

Pacific Pole Inspection is inspecting, testing, and treating utility poles in the Rainier and Deer Island areas.  

We have contracted with Pacific Pole Inspection to determine if the poles are in good condition or in need of replacement. 

This is part of our maintenance program to ensure our distribution system is safe and reliable. We test around 2,000 poles each year.

If you have any questions about the program or would like to verify the identity of a PUD contractor, please call our office at (503) 397-1844.

Budget Pay Amounts Recalculated This Month

If you are currently enrolled in the Budget Pay program, you may see a change in your bill this month.

Every 12 months, we review your usage over the past year to set your monthly average for the coming year. We do this in March. 

If you are not yet enrolled in Budget Pay, you can enroll until March 31 if you have a $0 balance and at least 12 months history at your current location.

Electricity's Path from Nature to Your Home
An illustration showing how electricity moves from nature to your home.

Call 8-1-1 Before Digging Projects

Please remember to call 8-1-1 before any digging projects. 

Oregon law requires you to contact the utility locating service before you dig anywhere on public or private property. You should request locates at least three working days before beginning any excavation.

See Us at the 2020 Home & Garden Show

Stop by our booth at the 2020 Chronicle Home and Garden Show on April 18-19 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. 

You can get tips on how to use electricity more efficiently, which can help lower your power bill.

Tickets are free and can be picked up at The Chronicle office in St. Helens, Don's Rental, Clatskanie PUD, and all InRoads Credit Union locations. They're also available at the door for $3 apiece.

Did You Know?

Our low rates have saved residential customers more than $117 million since we began serving customers in 1984 (when compared to PGE rates). 

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