When will the Demand charge begin?
In the future, the PUD may begin billing all customers for their Demand charge.
Customers currently see a line item on their bill showing their demand for the month. However, there is no cost associated with the demand. The PUD is adding this line item early to help customers monitor their demand. They will then have the ability to modify their usage, if they so choose, before the charge is implemented. This will allow them to see how modifying their usage might impact their demand and the Demand charge.