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July 8th 2020

BPA will suspend surcharge to utilities

  Some rate relief from Bonneville Power Administration will come soon, Okanogan County PUD commissioners heard in their July 6 meeting. BPA will suspend its financial reserves surcharge to its power customers through September 2021. Okanogan PUD receives about two-thirds of its power from BPA. BPA customers should see about $33 million in total savings, with Okanogan PUD saving about $350,000 over the 15-month period. Director of Power Resources and Broadband Services Ron Gadeberg said the… more

June 25th 2020

PUD offices open Monday through Thursday

  Okanogan County PUD will open offices daily to the public beginning June 29, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays (with July 2 closed for the holiday). The board and staff discussed the schedule changes and other COVID-19 updates at the June 22 board meeting. Customers are asked to follow state guidelines regarding social distancing and facial coverings. The branch offices in Oroville, Tonasket, Twisp and Brewster will only be able to accommodate one customer at a time with… more

June 11th 2020

PUD purchases substation, other updates

  Okanogan County PUD commissioners approved the purchase of a new substation near Chicken Creek, which will serve the needs for additional services and provide better reliability for areas of the south county. The substation was built by Gebbers Farms, and their staff approached the PUD wanting to sell the substation. PUD staff performed financial and operational studies for acquiring the substation. The purchase agreement is for $2.3 million, based on the actual cost of constructing the… more