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January 14th 2021

Power Transformer Purchase Approved

  As part of their ongoing plans to upgrade infrastructure, Okanogan County PUD commissioners approved a $2.4 million bid for six substation power transformers at their Jan. 11 meeting. The district has been planning for various capital projects throughout their system, working to keep up with aging equipment. Some of that critical equipment includes these power transformers, originally estimated to cost the district about $3 million. The PUD opened the nine bids received in December, and… more

January 11th 2021

Special Board Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County on Monday, January 11, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the PUD Auditorium located at 1331 Second Avenue North in Okanogan Washington. The Special Meeting is being held as an executive session to continue the annual review of General Manager Steve Taylor under RCW 42.30.110(1)(g).

December 23rd 2020

2021 Budget Approved

  Okanogan County PUD commissioners approved a 2021 budget, including expenditures of $48.9 million, revenues of $56.8 million and capital outlay of $35.3 million. Resolution 1733 also includes the approval of a 3.25 percent revenue increase, but how that will be applied across rate classes is yet to be determined. Staff are using the PUD’s recent cost of service study to determine an equitable distribution. Rate structures will also be adjusted to account for state public utility and… more