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Learn more about the PUD and what we do, how we do it and why, as well as get some tips on conserving energy and staying safe around electricity.


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January 23, 2020

I don’t know about you, but my bill is always higher in winter. Sometimes, January or February bills are twice (or more) than May or October.

That will be true for almost everyone who uses electric heat to stay warm. In mid-January, our area experienced a cold snap that doubled some…

Okanogan PUD marks 75 years of operations

January 3, 2020

In 1930, thanks to the efforts of the Washington State Grange, Initiative No. 1 passed with 54 percent of the vote to create public utilities. Before that, electricity was privately owned, and most of those companies didn’t consider serving rural areas to be a priority – there just wasn’t enough…

Winter Efficiency Tips

December 26, 2019

You probably hear all the time about “winterizing.” To prepare for winter heating, and keep those winter energy bills a bit lower, here are some easy and inexpensive DIY things to do:

  • Cover drafty windows with tight-fitting, insulating drapes, shades or heavy-duty clear plastic…