Power Lines E-Newsletter
Issue #151, August 2017
Tips to Keep Cool & Save Money This Summer

Want to stay cool and keep your energy bills low this summer? Click the link below to see how you can cut energy waste and save money.

Enter Our Calendar Photo Contest

Have a great shot of Columbia County? Send it to us! Every year PUD customers receive a calendar that highlights the scenic beauty of our county. You can send in entries for the 2018 Calendar Photo Contest until September 8.

Photo by Josh Riggs
The 2017 My Fair Lady Court includes, from left, Princess Margaret Brady, Princess Alta Lynch, Tina Brewington representing Princess Penny Dean, Princess Claudia Eagle, and Queen Ruth Donaldson.
2017 My Fair Lady Queen Named

Congratulations to Ruth Donaldson of Clatskanie, the 2017 My Fair Lady Queen. Ruth was joined on the court by Princess Margaret Brady of Rainier, Princess Alta Lynch of Scappoose, Princess Penny Dean of Vernonia (represented by her daughter, Tina), and Princess Claudia Eagle of St. Helens.

The My Fair Lady Pageant honors senior women for their volunteer service. This was the 29th year the PUD has sponsored the pageant. It is held on Senior Day at the Columbia County Fair.

This drone got stuck in the power lines in Columbia City. Our Serviceman retrieved it. Photo by Chuck Long.
Keep Drones Away from Power Lines

Want to keep your drone free from danger? Keep it away from power lines. Flying too close may affect your drone's signal. Landing on power lines could cause a power outage or damage your machine.


Avoid dark and windy conditions, when you might not be able to avoid power lines.


If you are operating a drone that contacts a power line, call us right away at (503) 397-1844. Do not try removing the drone yourself.

Call Us Before Adding Electric Load 

If you are adding electric load to your home or business, please call us first. Adding electric load without notifying us can cause power outages and damage our equipment.

Please contact our Engineering Department before adding load. You can reach them at (503) 397-0760 or engineering@crpud.org.