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WENATCHEE -- Hydropower projects just got a boost from Congress with the passage of S. 3021, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.  The bill, signed into law by President Trump, includes an important provision that will spur investments in existing hydropower dams.  Chelan County PUD has...

Commissioner Garry Arseneault.
  WENATCHEE, WA – Commissioner Garry Arseneault will lead Chelan County PUD’s Board of Commissioners as president for 2019. Arsenault, from Wenatchee, is now commission vice president. A retired financial professional, he has served on the PUD board since 2015. He represents customer-owners in...

Horan property proposal map.
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 include...
WENATCHEE, WA – Chelan County PUD’s 2019 budget proposes continued investments at the dams, in substations and technology; paying down debt by another $41 million and no electric rate increase for the seventh year in a row. (at 02:00 on the board audio recording) PUD commissioners reviewed the...

Chelan PUD board President Dennis Bolz, far left, and Steve Wright, General Manager, welcome (from third left) state Senators Guy Palumbo, D-Maltby; Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee; Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle; and Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, to Rocky Reach Dam.
WENATCHEE – At the invitation of State Senator Brad Hawkins (12th District) a member of the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee, members of the Committee, including the Chair and Vice Chair, came to Wenatchee to hear about energy and transportation efforts taking place in Chelan...
WENATCHEE – The Chelan County PUD Board of Commissioners received a staff report at the Tuesday, Sept. 4, Commission meeting, outlining a proposal to enter into a long-term, 15-year contract with the Yakama Nation. Chelan PUD and the Yakama Nation have had an agreement for the past ten years to...

Randy and Donna Smith
CASHMERE -- Chelan Public Utility District Commissioner Randy Smith, who is a retired orchardist from here, has decided to run for reelection. NCW Media Managing Editor Gary Bégin was able to catch up with the super busy Smith and pose a few questions about his reasons for running for office again...

Chief Financial/Risk Officer Kelly Boyd, left, and Heather Irelan, Treasury analyst, celebrate the financial milestone with a gold star at Monday's Chelan PUD board meeting.
ENATCHEE – Chelan County PUD, rated as one of the financially strongest public utilities in the country, has achieved another of its goals: a debt ratio below 35 percent. Kelly Boyd, chief financial/risk officer, and Heather Irelan, Treasury senior analyst, delivered the good news to PUD...

Business Advisor, Customer Utilities Manager Lindsey Mohns, CPA, ran the power point educational graphic show.
WENATCHEE - Chelan County PUD commissioners last week listened to comments from 14 people on a proposed rate for cryptocurrency operations that reflects the cost of buying variable-priced market power to serve miners and assures cost recovery for any new infrastructure investments.   The comments...
WENATCHEE – Chelan PUD and the Port of Chelan County have tentatively agreed to a purchase by the PUD of Port-owned land north of the Wenatchee River Bridge and a sale of PUD ownership interests in the Confluence Technology Center (CTC) to the Port.  The agreement provides a path for implementation...

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