Consumer Alert: Utility Scam through Phone Solicitation ~ New ~

Please be on alert for a phone scam targeting Okanogan PUD customers and businesses. Threats come from aggressive callers posing as utility employees threatening to shut off the customer’s power unless immediate payment is made with a credit or debit card. If you receive a suspicious phone call regarding your power bill, hang up the phone. If you have any doubts about the status of your electric service, call the PUD’s main phone number of 509-422-3310 or utilize our SmartHub online bill pay system to verify your account information. 

 

Request for Bid (RFB) ~ New ~

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County will receive sealed bids until 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the offices of the District at 1331 Second Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington for Electrical System Tree Trimming.

PUD Suspends Construction on the Pateros-Twisp Transmission Line Project

Under the mitigation measures outlined in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Okanogan PUD will be suspending construction on the Pateros-Twisp Transmission Line Project mid-November, with an anticipated start date of April 2017. The EIS identifies that construction activities will not occur during the winter months to avoid potential impacts to mule deer winter range and bald eagle use.   

 

Okanogan PUD Linemen Participate in International Lineman’s Rodeo 2016

Okanogan PUD’s JD Adams, Rod Little, Micah Somes and Eric McKinney represented Okanogan PUD as one of 206 teams that attended the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kansas, October 15, 2016. The Lineman’s Rodeo attracts the best linemen from around the world to compete in events based on traditional lineman tasks and skills, and promotes commitment to work safe practices.  Our team participated and placed well in the Journeyman Best of the Best competition, the Hurtman Rescue, Pole Climb and Mystery Events. 

 

Board Receives 2017 Proposed Budget

The Board of Commissioners has been provided a copy of the 2017 Proposed Budget and the District's budget hearing was opened at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 10th. The budget will be reviewed by the Commissioners and Staff over the next several months using a combination of regular meetings and budget workshops. The goal is to finalize the budget prior to year end.

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