Public Utility

[10/4/19] New Buoys at Rocky Reach Dam

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A contractor for the Chelan PUD will use a helicopter tomorrow to place new buoys below Rocky Reach Dam. The utility said the project will reestablish the buoy line that keeps boats the required 400 feet below the spillways and end of the fish bypass. Originally there were three buoys, but now just one remains. […]

[9/5/19] PUD Open Houses

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At part of its five-year strategic planning, the Chelan PUD has open houses in Leavenworth and Wenatchee for residents to comment. The PUD says top priorities in the plan are to invest in assets and people, and provide reliable hydropower, safety and customer service. Residential rate increases are likely in 2021 and the PUD plans […]

[8/7/19] Chelan & Douglas Counties Touted for Wastewater Handling

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Wastewater treatment plants in Chelan and Douglas Counties received state recognition for high performance this year. Polly Zehm, the State Department of Ecology’s Deputy Director, said the department evaluated more than 300 plants in Washington to determine if they met state pollution limits and permit requirements, monitoring and reporting, spill prevention planning, pretreatment, and operational […]

[7/24/19] Free Wood Chips…But There is a Catch…

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Free shredded wood chips are available at the Chelan County Leavenworth brush drop-off site for application within the Apple Maggot Quarantine Zone. The chipped product was made from brush dropped off at the Leavenworth site by people living in the quarantine area, which covers much of western Chelan County, including Leavenworth, Plain and Lake Wenatchee. […]

[7/5/19] Wenatchee Gas Leak Closes Road

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Authorities closed off some roads yesterday just after noon due to a natural gas leak in the vicinity of Lincoln Elementary School. The 500 blocks of Lynn and Marjo streets, between Lincoln Park and Lincoln Elementary were closed and some residents were evacuated. Police also closed Cashmere Street from Crawford Avenue to north of Marjo […]

[5/14/19] Pud/Stemilt Agreement

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At yesterday’s Chelan PUD board meeting Commissioners approved three agreements with Stemilt Growers to accommodate power needs for the Diamond Foundry, a gemstone manufacturer setting up new operations. Stemilt is leasing space to the Diamond Foundry in the Hawley Street area of Wenatchee. Under one agreement, a new substation will be constructed to provide up […]

[4/15/19] Microsoft Hydro-power Contract

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041519 Monday News Historic Hydropower Contract Last week Microsoft Corp. announced new agreements to boost clean energy and connectivity in Washington state. The two agreements with Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) will see Microsoft receive carbon-free electricity to power its Puget Sound campuses and partner with the PUD on broadband connectivity in Chelan County.   […]

[4/11/19] Methow Valley Scheduled Power Outage

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From the Okanogan County Electric Co-op http://www.okanoganelectriccoop.com/  11 Hour Major Outage April 11th  On April 11th, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will begin the cutover to the new transmission facilities that will bring transmission redundancy to the Methow Valley. The Twisp substation is currently fed from the new Pateros transmission line and the Winthrop substation is fed […]

[4/3/19] Consolidation Discussed by PUD Commission

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Chelan County PUD is another step closer to deciding on whether to consolidate its facilities in the Olds Station area.