Public Utility

Chelan PUD Planning Rock Island Dam Turbine Rebuilds with $313 Million Price Tag

Analysis is underway at the Chelan County PUD for how to refurbish turbines at Rock Island Powerhouse 2. The dam was built in 1933, with the second powerhouse added in 1974. Now that equipment is aging and in need of replacement in the next 10 years, said Project Manager John Sagerser. Commissioners on Monday reviewed the business case for…

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Chelan PUD Gauging Public Input On Orondo River Park Ownership

Orondo River Park – 5 acres along the Columbia River north of Orondo, across from Entiat – is operated for the Chelan PUD by the Port of Douglas County. It features camp sites for tents and RVs, swimming, boating, picnic shelters and more. The Port has asked the PUD to take over ownership and operation…

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Chelan PUD Commissioners Approve Land Purchase For New Chelan Substation

Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday voted unanimously to move forward on plans to purchase property on Henderson Road for the purpose of siting the new North Shore Lake Chelan substation. KOHO’s Chelan Correspondent Ken Johannessen was at the commission meeting and filed this report.   Also check out Dan Langager’s interview with PUD Commissioner Garry Arseneault on the KOHO Morning Show:

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Chelan PUD Announces No Rate Increase In 2018 For Sixth Consecutive Year

Chelan County PUD Board President Randy Smith joins Dan Langager to talk about the early draft of the utility’s 2018 budget, which includes no electric rate increase for the sixth year in a row, paying down debt, rehabbing critical infrastructure at both Rocky Reach and Rock Island Dams, finalizing plans for the new substation in…

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