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WENATCHEE – One by one, but together in spirit, Chelan PUD commissioners dug the first shovelfuls of earth at Olds Station, future home of the PUD’s comprehensive Service Center. Their audience: A video camera to ensure that the important milestone was captured. “Today’s groundbreaking sets us on a...
Submitted by Rachel Hansen, Chelan PUD   WENATCHEE – You check the weather before heading to the hiking trail. And now you can check up-to-date lake and river information conditions before hitting the water. With the latest version of the PUD’s free Current app, you can pull up real-time data about...

Randy Smith
WENATCHEE, WASH. – Chelan PUD Commissioner Randy Smith was named chair of the Policy Makers Council, a group that advocates before Congress on behalf of more than 2,000 public power utilities nationwide. “I always focus back on how this is going to impact us at home,” Smith said. “We all have...

Photo courtesy of Chelan PUD, Rock Island Looking Upstream
WENATCHEE, WASH. – The nation’s largest hydropower producers are partnering with Chelan County PUD to ensure that hydroelectric power remains the most reliable, renewable energy source for decades to come. The Hydropower Research Institute (HRI) is a data-sharing collective intended to help...
WENATCHEE  – Chelan County PUD commissioners heard proposals from staff to bring the utility solidly to the top quartile of reliable electrical service, in line with other high-performing U.S. public power providers. If approved in future budgets, the utility would make annual investments of an...

Rock Island Dam on the Columbia River
WENATCHEE, WA – Chelan PUD’s leadership role to advocate for new legislation, engage with regulators and move to improve its hydropower operations has produced tangible benefits for its customers and other U.S. power producers. Federal dam regulators have indicated that Chelan PUD’s significant...
WENATCHEE, WA – Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday reviewed a package of proposed agreements with the Port of Chelan County to preserve options for an operations base in Wenatchee that will improve service for customer-owners.    The agreements would finalize terms announced in July that...

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