Power Lines E-Newsletter
Issue #140, September 2016

PUD Office Closed on Sept. 5

The PUD office will be closed on Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. We will open for regular business hours at 8:00 a.m. on Sept. 6.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Win a Free Emergency Kit

We're giving away eight Go Bag emergency survival kits. 

For your chance to win, fill out this survey by October 10th.

Interim General Manager Appointment Extended

John Nguyen will continue to lead the PUD following an August 16 vote by the Board of Directors to extend his appointment as interim General Manager for another year.

"John has taken the PUD in a very positive direction after a period of turmoil," said PUD Board President Jake Carter. "By keeping him as interim General Manager, we can provide stability for our customers and employees and keep the momentum going."

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Celebrate Public Power Week October 3-7

Public Power Week is an annual celebration of the safe, reliable, and affordable electric service that we provide to customers. We hope you will join us for  this year's activities
Keeping Prices Affordable and Stable for You

This graph shows how the PUD's average residential price of electricity has compared to average prices in Oregon and the United States over the past decade.

In 2015, the PUD's average price was about 31% below the average price in Oregon, and about 42% below the national average.

Get the Same Hot Water and Pay 50% Less with a Heat Pump Water Heater

Now is a great time to save on efficient electric water heating. GE GeoSpring heat pump water heaters are up to 50% more efficient than standard water heaters, saving you up to 50% per year on your electric water heating costs.

Through December 31, or while funds last, you can instantly save up to $300 on GE GeoSpring 50 and 80 gallon models. That is in addition to the $500 PUD rebate for qualified Tier 2 heat pump water heater installations.

Click here for product details and store locations.

Give the Gift of Warmth & Power this Winter: Donate 
to the GLOW Fund

Every winter, hundreds of low-income families face higher energy bills that can create real financial hardships. There is help for these families through the Neighbor's GLOW (Give Light, Offer Warmth) Fund.

Learn how you can help by calling Customer Accounts at (503) 397-0590 or visiting www.crpud.net/glow.

Celebrating the Benefits of Public Power
PUD employees and retirees volunteer at many fundraisers in the community each year.

Each October, the PUD joins over 2,000 community-owned utilities across the U.S. in celebrating the benefits of community ownership. Here are some of the ways being a PUD customer benefits you:

Lower Rates: Our average residential customer saved $497 in 2015 compared to what they would have paid as a PGE customer. Since 1984, our lower rates have saved residential customers more than $92 million.

Reliable Service: Our local repair crews respond quickly during outages and emergencies, helping us achieve a 99.9% reliability rating.

Quality Products & Services: From bill payment to energy efficiency rebates, we have the programs and services you want.

Community Focus: We sponsor local events, and our employees volunteer for local charities and service clubs. It's all part of our commitment to making Columbia County a great place to live.