Power Lines E-Newsletter
Issue #161, June 2018

Northwest Hydroelectric Dams Keep Power Flowing at Low Costs

The Columbia River Basin produces more hydropower than any other river system in North America.
Because hydropower costs less than most energy sources, we have lower energy bills than the rest of the country.

Efficiency Services Group Providing Energy Services and Rebate Programs

For several years, we've had a little help from the energy experts at Efficiency Services Group (ESG) in providing energy efficiency services to our customers.
We've now formally made ESG a part of our team to help run our residential and commercial rebate programs.
If you are interested in making any energy efficiency upgrades to your home or business, please contact Efficiency Services Group at (888) 883-9879 or rebates@esgroup.com.

See Us at the Fair

Visit our booth at the 2018 Columbia County Fair. 
We're handing out free LED bulbs to our customers at the fair, July 18-21.

2017 PUD Annual Report Now Available

Our 2017 Annual Report, Powering Ahead, is now available. View it on our website, or visit our office to request a physical copy.

Enter GLOW Raffle to Win Quilt

You have the chance to win a beautiful, handmade quilt while simultaneously helping low-income PUD customers. 
The Columbia River Piecemakers Quilting Guild donated a queen-sized quilt valued at $1,500 to be raffled. All proceeds benefit our GLOW fund, which provides emergency payment assistance to low-income customers.
Raffle tickets are available at our office. They are $1 each, or 6 for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn in October.

5 Easy Ways to Save Money this Summer
Close Your Blinds to Keep the Sun Out
  1. Close windows, doors, and curtains to keep cool air in and the hot sun out.
  2. Keep your cooling thermostat set at 78 degrees. 
  3. Use fans instead of air conditioning.
  4. Cook more meals in microwaves or on BBQs. 
  5. Dry laundry on a clothesline. 

Support Wind Power

You can help with the development of new renewable energy resources in our region. We provide customers with the option of buying 100% wind power.