Issue #176, September 2019
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Rates Are Changing in October

Our rates are changing on October 1. The change is primarily in response to increased rates from Bonneville Power Administration, our wholesale power provider.

In addition to the rate change, we will move to a new rate structure on October 1, 2020. Find out how you will be affected by the new rates and the new rate structure. 

Current Bill Amount New Bill Amount Increase
$60.00 $63.51 $3.51
$90.00 $94.14 $4.14
$120.00 $124.78 $4.78
$150.00 $155.41 $5.41

The average Residential customer will see an increase of a little more than $4 on their monthly bill.

Celebrate Public Power Week with Us

Public Power Week is October 6-12. This is an annual celebration of the safe, reliable, and affordable electric service that we provide to customers.

Join us for our free Customer Appreciation Dinner on October 8. Tickets are available in our office. You can learn more online.

We're also hosting an Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event on October 10, and offering free EV charging all week at our newly installed EV charging stations in our customer parking lot.

Test an Electric Vehicle at Our Ride & Drive

Are you curious about electric vehicles? You can get behind the wheel of one during our EV Ride & Drive Event during Public Power Week.

Visit our office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on October 10 to test drive an electric vehicle. There is no cost to participate in the Ride & Drive.

Assistance Programs Available for Customers

We offer discount programs for customers who meet state guidelines. 

Following the October 1 rate change, customers enrolled in our Special Waiver program will pay a monthly Base charge of $3 instead of $15.

Customers on our low-income Senior Discount program will also pay a $3 Base charge, and will receive a 10% discount on their Energy charge.

See all of our assistance programs.

Plan Ahead for Emergencies

September is National Preparedness Month.

It's the perfect time to update your emergency kit. If you don't have an emergency kit, here are some suggestions for starting one

Enter to Win a Quilt and Support GLOW

We are raffling a queen-sized quilt to benefit our GLOW Fund. Tickets are on sale in our office and will be available at our Customer Appreciation Dinner on October 8. They are $1 each or six for $5. 

A winner will be drawn at the Customer Appreciation Dinner.

Thank you to the Columbia River Piecemakers Quilting Guild for donating this beautiful quilt.

All money raised will go to our GLOW Fund to provide emergency bill payment assistance to low-income customers.

Help Save a Life at Our Blood Drive

Donate blood during an American Red Cross Blood Drive in our Community Room on October 2. It is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Use sponsor code "SaintHelens" to register online

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