Public Utility

Chelan PUD, Plug-In NCW Install Five Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric vehicle ownership in the area continues to rise as performance increases while decreasing the amount of CO2 from internal combustion engines. The Chelan County PUD teamed up with the non-profit Plug-In NCW and now there are five new public electric charging stations in the greater Wenatchee area. In 2015, PUD commissioners adopted a strategic plan that included about…

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Following Low Spring Salmon Numbers, Average Summer Migration Underway

Fish – lots and lots of fish – are moving past the windows into the fish ladder at Rocky Reach Visitor Center right now. Thad Mosey, senior fish biologist at Rocky Reach Dam, said this year’s adult salmon – Chinook and sockeye – and steelhead are returning to their home waters to spawn. So far, summer…

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Chelan PUD Issues Boil Water Advisory for Olds Station

Yesterday morning the automated controls that operate the PUD’s water system malfunctioned in Olds Station and a portion of the water system affecting about 250 customers in the area lost pressure. Repairs have been made and water service has been restored. The affected customers are within the following geographic area:  Lower Sunnyslope Road/Penny Road on the…

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Chelan PUD to Design Meter Replacement Plan for 2018

Chelan PUD Commissioners want a system design plan for digital two-way electric meters by year’s end. At the board meeting yesterday, Commissioner Steve McKenna tells KOHO the PUD’s mission is to provide reliable electric service and he wants staff to gather more information for the board to decide how best to proceed. The two-way, digital…

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Higher Electricity Use During Cold Winter Beefs Up Chelan PUD Revenue

First quarter reports are in for the Chelan County PUD and they show millions more coming into the utility’s coffers than expected. That’s largely due to the region’s cold winter, with households turning up the thermostat and using more energy. Dan Langager reports on where that extra revenue might go.

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