Notice of Planned Power Outage ~ New ~

There will be a 6 hour power outage on October 6, 2016. It will begin at 12:05 a.m. Thursday morning and last until approximately 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning. The outage will affect all Okanogan County Electric Co-Op as well as Okanogan County PUD customers in the following areas: The Methow Valley from Carlton to Mazama, Loup Loup Ski Hill, Pleasant Valley, Town of Malott, south of Malott to the Ophir Grade including the Chiliwist. 

 

Public Power Week October 2-8, 2016 ~ New ~

October 2-8, 2016 is Public Power Week, a time when communities across the U.S. celebrate the advantages of community-owned public power. More than 2,000 cities and towns light up their homes, businesses and streets with public power.

Please join us October 1, 2016 at the Okanogan Harvest Festival, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in downtown Okanogan, to kick off Public Power Week. We will be offering to ratepayers the opportunity to choose an energy saving surge protector or a box set that includes two (2) energy efficient shower heads and two (2) LED 25,000 hour light bulbs.

 

Okanogan PUD to Launch 'SmartHub' October 3, 2016 ~ New ~

SmartHub is Okanogan PUD’s free online bill payment system that will be launched on October 3, 2016, replacing the current e-bill system. SmartHub lets you manage all aspects of your utility account online or with your mobile device. 

SmartHub provides 24-hour access to customer accounts and sends an email notification when a new electric bill is generated. SmartHub allows you to pay electronically using a Visa, MasterCard or electronic check, and displays current and historical billing information and payment history. Furthermore, SmartHub outlines energy usage in graphs and includes a free app for your smartphone or tablet, which enables you to pay your bill and view usage at any time.   

Okanogan PUD Participates in Okanogan County Fair 2016

Okanogan PUD provided entertainment, education and opportunities to learn about energy safety and conservation for all ages during the 2016 Okanogan County Fair, September 8-11.

Opening day, Kids Day, saw over 200 children taking part in this year’s Youth Pole Climb earning the Okanogan PUD Pole Climb T-Shirt. The crews put on three shows demonstrating different scenarios of unsafe practices when dealing with electricity. The crowd could be heard yelling to ‘do it again’ after demonstrating the spectacular fiery end to a kite string, hot dog and a tree branch. 

 

Notice of Special Meeting

There will be a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County (District) commencing at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the District headquarters located at 1331 2nd Avenue North in Okanogan.  The special meeting is being held for the purpose of conducting an executive session to discuss with legal counsel representing the District legal risks of current or proposed action, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i). 

The regular business meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be held on September 12, 2016 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the District auditorium.  

 

 

Consumer Alert: Utility Scams through Email Solicitation

Please be on alert for new email scam targeting Okanogan PUD customers. Threats come from a company claiming to be from AGL, a leading energy company from Australia. The scam email presents as an e-Account and asks readers to click on a link to pay their Okanogan PUD past due bill. This e-Account link contains malicious malware that has the potential to access personal information.  

 

Consumer Alert: Utility Scams through Customer Personal Computers

Please be on alert for a new personal computer scam targeting PUD customers in Okanogan County. Threats come from a computer pop-up message stating ‘Congrats! You are today’s lucky Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County Visitor’. Additionally, this notice asks you to fill out a brief survey to qualify for a reward as a thank you. Please be advised that these messages are considered a ‘phishing scam’ with the intent of defrauding an online user of their personal information and is not from the Okanogan County PUD. 

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