Power Lines E-Newsletter
Issue #153, October 2017

Pick Your Favorite Photos for Our Calendar

Vote for your favorite photos to appear in our 2018 calendar. Vote online, or stop by our office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
Voting ends Oct. 31.

7 Ways to Lower Your Winter Bills

Keep a few extra dollars in your bank account this winter with these tips: 
  • Lower your thermostat when you're sleeping or not at home.
  • Close windows and doors.
  • Clean or replace your furnace filters monthly.
  • If you have zonal heat, only heat the rooms you are using.
  • If you have a furnace, use a space heater in the room you occupy most.
  • Be sure your house is adequately insulated.
  • Choose tight-fitting, insulated window coverings.
New Rates Now in Effect

Our rates changed on October 1. This change is primarily in response to increased rates from Bonneville Power, our wholesale power provider.
The new rates represent a system-wide increase of 5.1%. Read details about the new rate structures and reasons for the change on our website.
Current Bill Amount
New Bill Amount
$50.00 $53.91 $3.91
$100.00 $105.68 $5.68
$200.00 $209.21 $9.21

Be Prepared with a Home Emergency Kit

Make sure your family is prepared for a natural disaster, emergency, or extended power outage.
See what you should include in your Home Emergency Kit. It will help keep you and your family safe in an emergency.

Button Up for Winter with a
Free Home Energy Evaluation

Fall is here. That means it's time to button up your home and make sure it's ready for the cold winter ahead.
Our Energy Experts can help with a free energy evaluation. Blaine in St. Helens had one and our expert found a leaking water heater.
"It was great to get another person who is an energy efficiency expert to look at our home and make suggestions on how to improve it. We were grateful for this service," Blaine said.
If you have electric heat, contact us today to set up a free evaluation. You can also reach us at (503) 366-5470.

Learn About Assistance Programs

The GLOW Fund provides emergency payment assistance to low-income customers. 
The Special Waiver provides a $10 discount on the monthly customer charge to qualified customers.
Our Gift Payment Program allows you to make a payment on another customer's account, anonymously or by name.
The Low-Income Senior Discount provides a $10 discount on the monthly customer charge and a 10% discount on energy charges.
Community Action Team (CAT) distributes federal funds from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program locally. To request an application packet, call CAT at (503) 397-3511.