Issue #185, June 2020
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Tips to Save Energy While Staying Home

In the wake of COVID-19, many of us are spending much more time at home than normal. This can lead to more electricity usage and higher power bills.

You can help reduce your energy use and lower your power bill by following these simple tips

9 Tips to Keep Power Bills Lower this Summer
  1. Keep windows, doors, blinds, and curtains closed on hot days.
  2. Open windows and doors when it cools down.
  3. Dry your laundry on a clothesline.
  4. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
  5. Drink plenty of cool fluids.
  6. Use your kitchen and bathroom fans after cooking and bathing.
  7. Cook more in your microwave or outside on a grill.
  8. Turn off the lights in unoccupied rooms.
  9. Turn off or unplug unnecessary electronics.

Please Beware of Scam Attempts

Posing as a utility employee is a common tactic for scammers. Some criminals are using COVID-19 as an opportunity to prey on victims. 

Please be vigilant in protecting yourself against scam attempts. Here are some tips that may help.

Call 8-1-1 Before Starting Digging Projects

Please remember to stay safe by calling 8-1-1 before starting any digging projects.

This free service will provide locates to help keep you safe from digging into underground utilities. Please request locates at least three working days before starting excavation.

Northwest is Ideal Place to Own an EV

With an abundance of clean, affordable electricity, the Pacific Northwest is an ideal location to drive an electric vehicle (EV). 

Roughly 85% of the electricity you receive as a CRPUD customer comes from affordable, carbon-free hydropower.

For Columbia County residents who commute to work, the savings from driving an EV can be significant. 

You Can Help Develop Renewable Resources

You can help develop renewable energy resources in our region. 

We provide customers the option of purchasing wind Renewable Energy Certificates

Did You Know?

CRPUD residential customers saved an average of $514 each in 2019 compared to PGE rates, keeping a combined $8.79 million in Columbia County.

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