The Chelan County PUD Commissioners heard better than expected budget results from last year at their meeting this week- ending 2012 about $5 million ahead of budget.
The district ended the year with $2.5 million less in expenses, and $5.5 million more in revenue- which, according to PUD Commissioner, Randy Smith, can be contributed to a combination of factors.
Along with the good news regarding their budget results, the PUD was also able to pay down about $80 million in additional debt- reducing the debt load to about $885 million.
Smith says, the district will now turn their focus to a 5-year strategic plan that has been set into play.
In other business, PUD commissioners discussed a plan to offer rebates for energy efficient appliances in 2013 as part of their continued conservation efforts.
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