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    Power Lines Newsletters

    The Power Lines newsletter is sent with your electric bill. 
    It contains information about our programs & rates,
    safety & outage tips, and more.

    Click on the month names below to see the print versions, or at the email version links to see the email versions.

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    December 2017

    • Happy Holidays from Your PUD
    • Energy Assistance is Available
    • Plan Ahead for People on Life Support
    • Benefits of a Heat Pump Water Heater
    • Save Money by Switching to LEDs

         See the email version

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    2017 Special Calendar Edition

    • Our Customers have Saved $100 Million
    • Office Hours Changing
    • How We Restore Power During Outages
    • What to Do & Avoid During a Storm

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    November 2017

    • 5 Tips for Holiday Lighting
    • Tax Credits Ending
    • What to Do If You Lose Power
    • How We Restore Power
    • Stay Away from Downed Power Lines
    • Plan Ahead for People on Life Support

         See the email version

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    October 2017

    • Our Office Hours Are Changing
    • Vote in our Calendar Contest
    • 7 Ways to Lower Winter Bills
    • New Electric Rates in Effect
    • Be Prepared with a Home Emergency Kit

         See the email version

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    September 2017

    • New Rates Take Effect October 1
    • Celebrate Public Power Week with Us
    • Rates Remain Affordable
    • Enter to Win a Quilt & Support GLOW
    • Be Prepared for Disasters
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    August 2017

    • Tips to Keep Cool & Save Money this Summer
    • Enter Our Calendar Photo Contest
    • Call Before Adding Electric Load
    • 2017 My Fair Lady Queened
    • Keep Drones Away from Power Lines
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    July 2017

    • Benefits of Hydropower
    • Cut Down on Waste with Paperless Billing
    • Stay Cool and Save Money this Summer
    • Tips for Conserving Hot Water
    • Extra Savings Available on Heat Pump Water Heaters
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    2017 Mid-Year Update

    • Customer Satisfaction Survey Results
    • Regular Maintenance Ensures Safe, Reliable Service
    • We've Kept $100 Million in Columbia County
    • Tips for Saving on Your Monthly Power Bill
    • Rate Change Expected in October
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    June 2017

    • Coloring Contest Winners
    • New Substation to be Named After Sen. Betsy Johnson
    • 2016 Annual Report Available Online
    • Take Advantage of Heat Pump Water Heater Savings
    • Quilt Raffle Benefits GLOW Program

            See the email version

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    May 2017

    • Board Appoints Nguyen as GM
    • CRPUD Receives Community Impact Award
    • Stay Safe Around Electricity
    • Take Advantage of Our Home Energy Efficiency Rebates
    • Enter Our Calendar Photo Contest

            See the email version

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    April 2017

    • Take Our Customer Survey
    • Beware of Scam Calls
    • 2016 Employee of the Year
    • Home Improvement Incentives Available
    • Energy Efficiency Loans Available Locally

            See the email version

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    March 2017

    • Budget Pay
    • See Us at the Home & Garden Show
    • Call Before You Dig
    • Floating Homes Annexation Moves Forward
    • Congratulations to Our 1st Community Hero

            See the email version

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    February 2017

    • Welcome New Board Members
    • Apply for Our Engineering Internship
    • Help Us Honor Community Heroes
    • My Fair Lady Nominations Open
    • Sign Up for Budget Pay
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    January 2017

    • Tips for Keeping Winter Bills Low
    • PUD Board Adopts 2017 Budget
    • PUD Employees Raise $11K for United Way
    • Start 2017 with a New Heat Pump
    • Annual PUD Audit Underway
             See the email version 
    January 2017 Power Lines Newsletter

    December 2016

    • Happy Holidays
    • PUD Board Election Results
    • Repairing Overhead Service Damage
    • Assistance Available for Veterans

            See the email version


    2016 Calendar Special Edition

    • How Crews Restore Power in Severe Outages
    • Major Storm Dos & Don'ts from Our Line Crew
    • Life Support Notice
    • Message from the Interim GM
    2016 Calendar Newsletter

    November 2016

    • How We Restore Your Power
    • Congratulations to Go Bag giveaway winners
    • What You Should Do if the Power's Out
    • Heat Pump Rebates Change in 2017

            See the email version

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    October 2016

    • Lower your bill this winter
    • 2017 Calendar Photo Contest voting
    • Find hidden energy waste
    • What to put in a home emergency kit

      See the email version
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    September 2016

    • Public Power Week
    • Interim GM extended
    • Heat pump water heater savings
    • Affordable, stable prices

      See the email version

    September 2016

    August 2016

    • Summer cooling tips
    • My Fair Lady Pageant
    • 2017 Calendar Photo Contest
    • Get a free energy evaluation

      See the email version

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    July 2016

    • Save money with ductless system
    • Heat pump water heater can cut costs
    • Quilt raffle benefits GLOW program
    • Water-saving tips
    • Save time with paperless billing

      See the email version 
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    2016 Mid-Year Update

    • A message from the Interim GM
    • Keeping our budget on the right track
    • Continuing to provide safe, reliable service
    • Rebate program reduces energy spending
    • Energy education in our schools

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    June 2016

    • Coloring contest winners
    • Fridge, freezer rebates ending
    • Ductless heat pump rebate changing
    • Don't fall for scam calls
    • Dams produce 90% of our renewable energy

      See the email version 
    June 2016

    May 2016

    • Summer cooling options
    • Appliance rebates changing
    • Ductless heat pump rebate changing
    • Home efficiency rebate options
    • Calendar photo contest
    • Outdoor electrical safety tips

      See the email version 
    May 2016

    April 2016

    • Loan programs for home efficiency improvements
    • Please drive carefully in work zones
    • John Nguyen is our 2015 employee of the year
    • Extra savings on heat pump water heaters
    • Please don't attach anything to our poles

      See the email version 
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    March 2016

    • PUD to receive FEMA storm reimbursement
    • Heating system upgrades for low-income customers
    • Should you report momentary outages?
    • My Fair Lady Pageant accepting nominations
    • Call before you dig

      See the email version 
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    February 2016

    • Calendar photo contest
    • Pay stations changing
    • Utility engineering internship
    • How weather affects your bill
    • Heat pump water heaters
    • Budget Pay plans
    • GenerLink Transfer Switches

      See the email version 
    February 2016

    January 2016

    • Board approves balanced budget for 2016
    • Annual audit underway
    • Tips for  staying comfortable & cutting energy waste
    • PUD employees raise $10k for United Way
    • Ductless heat pumps: Affordable, year-round comfort

      See the email version
    January 2016

    December 2015

    • Get ready for storms & outages
    • Customers with special medical needs
    • What to do if the lights go out
    • Loans for efficiency improvements
    • What to do around downed power lines

      See the email version
    December 2015 Power Lines

    2015 Calendar Special Edition

    • No rate increases planned in 2016
    • Shop local to strengthen our economy
    • Button up for lower winter energy bills
    • 2015 system improvement projects

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    November 2015

    • Make the switch to LED holiday lights
    • Please report suspicious activities
    • PUD selects new Insurance Agent of Record
    • How we restore power
    • Outage frequently asked questions

      See the email version
    November 2015 Power Lines

    October 2015

    • Calendar photo contest voting
    • New Senior Discount Program
    • New electric rates
    • Energy Assistance from CAT
    • What to put in a home emergency kit

      Click here for the email version 

    October 2015 Power Lines

    September 2015

    • Nguyen appointed Interim General Manager
    • Public Power Week activities
    • The benefits of public power
    • New efficiency rebate amounts
    • Be ready for anything
    • Donate to the GLOW Fund

      Click here for the email version
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    August 2015

    • 2016 calendar photo contest
    • Public hearing on proposed rates
    • Loans for home efficiency upgrades
    • Air conditioning with heat pumps, ductless heat pumps
    • Please call us before adding electric load
    • Heat pump water heaters

      Click here for the email version 
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    July 2015

    • PUD honored for safe operating practices
    • Rate changes possible in October
    • Use water wisely to cut energy waste
    • Please drive carefully in work zones
    • Stay cool with a ductless heat pump
    • Use less A/C to lower your bill and help keep rates low

      Click here for the email version

    June 2015

    • Congratulations to our coloring contest winners
    • Beware of scammers
    • Time is running out on the best savings for
      insulation & window upgrades
    • Celebrating clean, renewable hydropower

      Click here for the email version
    June 2015 Power Lines Newsletter

    May 2015

    • Time is running out! Act now for rebates on energy upgrades
    • Enter the 2016 PUD calendar contest
    • Stay cool & save with a ductless heat pump
    • Electrical safety around the home
    • Tips for staying safe outside
    • Digging soon? Call 811 for locator services

      Click here for the email version
    May 2015 Power Lines

    April 2015

    • Board appoints Lugar Interim General Manager
    • Free home energy evaluation
    • Home energy efficiency rebates
    • Recycle your old fridge or freezer
    • Loans for home efficiency upgrades
    • Heat pump water heaters
    • Hydropower keeps your lights on
    • Please don't attach items to our power poles

      Click here for the email version
    April 2015 Power Lines

    March 2015

    • Utility Engineering Internship Applications
    • Paperless Billing
    • Sign up for Budget Pay
    • Make more time with Auto Pay
    • Coloring contest entries available
    • Call 8-1-1 before you dig
    • Use your tax refund to help lower you bill

      Click here for the email version
    March 2015 Power Lines

    February 2015

    • Fall in love with lower water heating costs
    • Low Income weatherization pilot program
    • Nominate someone fabulous for the 2015 My Fair Lady Court
    • Use a GenerLink Transfer Switch safely
    • Enter our 2016 calendar photo contest

      Click here for the email version
    February 2015

    January 2015

    • PUD Boards appoints Steve Hursh Interim General Manager
    • Melton, Price join Board of Directors
    • Extra PUD calendars available
    • Board approves $33.6 million operating & capital budget for 2015
    • Windstorm causes outages for 7,000 customers
    • Notice of annual financial audit

      Click here for the email version
    January 2015
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