Chelan PUD

[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 […]

[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 […]

[4/16/19] New Chelan PUD Headquarters

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Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday decided that combining Wenatchee-area customer and utility operations at a new location in Olds Station offers the best value and customer service.  Board members unanimously approved the staff proposal to consolidate operations that are now at several sites in town and build a combined facility on 19 acres of land […]

[4/9/19] Arbor Advice

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Community members can help Chelan PUD keep the lights on by choosing trees and shrubs to plant that are utility friendly, water frugal and fire resistant. Bill Sanborn, PUD arborist and vegetation manager, said a little time spent reading the tag on a tree or shrub seedlings can have big returns in reducing the chance […]

[3/12/19] PUD Service Center

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Next week Chelan PUD will begin holding Open Houses across the county to hear what people have to say about a proposed new Service Center in the Olds Station industrial park on the north end of Wenatchee. The Service Center is designed to consolidate the PUD’s Wenatchee-area operations – with the exception of its hydro […]

[10/23/18] Chelan PUD South Shore Project

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Monday October 22, 2018 Chelan PUD South Shore Project   This week Chelan PUD will be reconstructing the underground power system along First Creek Road near Chelan. The work replacing aging equipment in order to maintain electric service reliability in that area, may cause some traffic disruptions.   The work will take up to three […]