Power Lines E-Newsletter
Issue #152, September 2017
New Rates Take Effect on October 1

Our rates are changing 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

Celebrate Public Power Week with Us

Public Power Week is October 1-7.  This is an annual celebration of the safe, reliable, and affordable electric service that you receive from us.
Join us for our free Customer Appreciation Dinner on October 3. Tickets are available in our office.
Rates Remain Affordable

We are working hard to keep rates stable for you. Our new residential rates are about 23% lower than the statewide average. They are about 35% lower than the national average.

Customer Assistance Programs Available

We offer discounts for customers who meet income qualifications. 
Find out more about these programs and see if you qualify. You can also learn more by calling our Customer Accounts Department at (503) 397-0590.

Be Prepared for Disasters: Plan Ahead

September is National Preparedness Month.  It's the perfect time to make an emergency plan for your family and an emergency kit for your home.
Not sure what you should have in your emergency kit? Visit our website to get started.
Enter to Win a Quilt and Support GLOW

You can win a queen-sized quilt and benefit our GLOW Fund. Tickets are on sale in our office for $1 apiece or six for $5.

A winner will be picked at our Customer Appreciation Dinner on October 3. You do not need to be present to win.

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

Donate Blood During Public Power Week

We are holding an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, October 6, from 1-6 p.m. Schedule your appointment online today using sponsor code SaintHelens. You can also schedule by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.