Power Lines E-Newsletter
Issue #148, May 2017
Last Chance! Enter to Win a Go Bag Emergency Kit

This is the last week to take our customer survey rating our performance in serving you. All customers who participate will be entered to win one of 10 Go Bag Emergency Kits. (Limit one survey per household).

Acti-Dyne Survey Research is conducting the survey until May 5. You may participate by: 
  • Taking the survey online.
  • Visiting our office to fill out a paper survey.
  • Calling Acti-Dyne at (503) 397-2341 between 3-7 p.m. until May 5.

Board Appoints Nguyen as GM

During their April meeting, the Columbia River PUD's Board of Directors appointed John Nguyen as General Manager. 

Nguyen has served as Interim General Manager since August 2015. He now becomes the third General Manager in the PUD's 33-year history.

CRPUD Receives Community Impact Award 

We were honored to receive the South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Community Impact Award. 

This is awarded to the business, non-profit, or service organization deemed to have made the greatest positive impact on South Columbia County. The business should also support the Chamber through participation of going above and beyond for the greater benefit of the community.

Photo by Jerry Vanderwerf
Enter Our Calendar Photo Contest

You are invited to enter the 2018 PUD calendar photo contest. The calendar features scenic photographs taken in Columbia County. Entry forms and details for the contest can be found at www.crpud.net/calendar

Stay Safe Around Electricity

May is National Electrical Safety Month. Follow our tips at www.crpud.net/safety to help keep you and your family safe from electrical danger.


Take Advantage of Our Home Energy Efficiency Rebates 

Energy-efficient homes are comfortable to live in and cost less to heat and cool.  Upgrading your heating system, replacing your windows, and adding insulation can all make hot summer days more comfortable and lower your winter electric bills.

We  offer rebates to customers with electric heat for these energy-efficiency improvements. See which one may be right for you at www.crpud.net/rebates.

Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig


Call 811 Before You Dig

If you're planning to dig this spring, be sure to call
8-1-1 at least two working days before you dig.


Oregon law requires you contact the utility locating service before you dig to prevent cuts into electric, gas, sewer, or other underground lines.


8-1-1 is a free service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more at www.digsafelyoregon.com.