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Douglas PUD GM Talks Rates, Hydrogen and Dam Upgrades

Gary Ivory, General Manager of the Douglas County Public Utility District, talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about the future of industrial and residential power rates and also provides updates on the PUD’s hydrogen conversion plant and improvement project at Wells Dam.…

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Chelan PUD Delays Customer Rate Increases, Plans for County-Wide Hot Spot Implementation

Chelan County PUD Board President Garry Arseneault and Mike Coleman, the PUD’s Fiber and Telecom Managing Director talk with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about the postponement of a scheduled rate increase for the utility’s customer owners, as well as the planned implementation of over 50 new wi-fi hot spots in the county to assist school children who are at home due to the COVID-19 crisis.…

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Chelan PUD Against Snake River Dam Removal Proposals

The Chelan County PUD officially opposes removal of lower Snake River Dams.

On Monday the PUD Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution proposed by Commissioner Randy Smith that says the PUD supports preserving hydropower generation at the four dams and joins other public utilities in opposing their removal.

Smith told KOHO he’s not sure removing the dams would ultimately help migrating salmon as dam managers have installed fish ladders and other bypasses.…

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Keeping ‘Invaders From The North’ Out of Columbia River

Not to be confused with northern pikeminnow, northern pike have the potential to wreak havoc on local waterways, including eating endangered salmon and steelhead.

Chelan PUD Fisheries Scientist Bill Towey about joint efforts with tribes, agencies and other PUDs to keep Northern pike from moving down from Lake Roosevelt into the middle stretch of the Columbia River.…

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Chelan PUD Crafting New Strategic Plan With Eye On Facilities

A five-year strategic plan, a new service center, rehabbing downtown facilities, dam repairs – big plans are ahead for Chelan County’s power provider. Marcus Bellissimo has this update.

A mock-up of the Chelan PUD’s proposed headquarters to be located in Olds Station.
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