Power Lines E-Newsletter
Issue #159, April 2018

Check for Savings Before Starting Your Home Improvement Projects

Do you have any home improvement projects on the horizon? Check out our rebate programs before you start, and see if you're eligible for savings.
If you have additional questions, please  email our Energy Experts, or call them at (503) 366-5470.

Efficiency Upgrade Loans are Available

In addition to rebates from the PUD, more help is available for your home improvement projects. 
St. Helens Community Credit Union and Wauna Credit Union both offer loans for energy-efficiency projects. These include insulation, windows, upgrading your heating and cooling system, or purchasing energy-efficient appliances.

Congratulations to our 2017 Employee of the Year:
Margi Williams 

Engineering Administrative Assistant Margi Williams was selected as the PUD's 2017 Employee of the Year.
Margi was chosen for her hard work taking on additional duties in another department, and for helping implement a new system. She goes above and beyond in the workplace and representing the PUD in the community.
Any employee may nominate a co-worker to be the Employee of the Year. The PUD's Special Recognition Team reviewed four nominations. General Manager John Nguyen presented Williams with the award on March 9.

Don't Hang Items on Power Poles

We know it's tempting to hang signs and other items on utility poles, but there are good reasons why you shouldn't do so:
  • Attachments create hazards for our linemen.
  • They damage poles.
  • They put us at risk for fines.
Thank you for helping us maintain a safe, reliable distribution system.

Please Drive Carefully in Work Zones

We want all of our employees to get home safely at the end of the day, just like we want you to get home safely.
Please help us accomplish that by slowing down when driving in work zones. Obey flaggers and stay alert to help keep you and our workers safe.

Keep Yourself Safe from Scam Attempts

Posing as a utility employee is a common scam. It can take place over the phone, by email, in person, or by text message.
We urge you to be careful. These tips can help you avoid falling victim to such a scam.
Remember, if you are ever in doubt about whether you are dealing with an actual PUD employee, hang up and call our Customer Accounts Department at (503) 397-0590.