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    Equipment Failure Causes Two Brief Outages in St. Helens

    April 12, 2018

    April 12, 2018 - About 1,000 Columbia River PUD customers in St. Helens experienced two brief outages on April 11. The first outage occurred at 6 a.m. and lasted for two minutes. A second outage at 11:30 a.m. lasted for 20 minutes. The PUD identified the cause of both outages as a faulty load tap changer in its St. Helens Substation.

    Equipment Failure Causes Two Brief Outages in St. Helens - Read More…

    Board Meeting Rescheduled to February 21

    February 20, 2018

    The February 20, 2018 regular meeting of the Board of Directors for Columbia River PUD has been rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions. The Board of Directors for Columbia River PUD will hold their regular board meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Columbia River PUD headquarters in Deer Island, Oregon

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    CRPUD Board Adopts $38.8 Million Operating & Capital Budget for 2018

    December 20, 2017

    December 20, 2017 - During their December 19 meeting, the Columbia River PUD Board of Directors unanimously approved a $38.8 million Operating and Capital Budget for 2018. Rates will remain stable, with no increases planned in 2018.

    CRPUD Board Adopts $38.8 Million Operating & Capital Budget for 2018 - Read More…

    Scammers Targeting Local Businesses & Residents

    Scammers Targeting Local Businesses & Residents

    October 31, 2017

    October 31, 2017 - Scam callers have mimicked the PUD's phone system in an attempt to trick local businesses & residents into giving them money.

    Scammers Targeting Local Businesses & Residents - Read More…

    Sen. Johnson and CRPUD Break Ground on New Substation

    Sen. Johnson and CRPUD Break Ground on New Substation

    October 24, 2017

    October 24, 2017 - A crowd of about 20 people gathered on Oct. 20 for a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Betsy Johnson Substation.

    Sen. Johnson and CRPUD Break Ground on New Substation - Read More…

    CRPUD Office Hours Are Changing in 2018

    CRPUD Office Hours Are Changing in 2018

    September 28, 2017

    September 28, 2017 - Columbia River PUD's office hours will change on January 2, 2018. The new hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The office will be closed on Fridays.

    CRPUD Office Hours Are Changing in 2018 - Read More…

    Donate Blood at Columbia River PUD October 6

    Donate Blood at Columbia River PUD October 6

    September 26, 2017

    September 26, 2017 - Columbia River PUD and the American Red Cross are holding a blood drive on October 6 from 1-6 p.m. in the PUD Community Room.

    Donate Blood at Columbia River PUD October 6 - Read More…

    Upgrading Technology Reduces Dyno Nobel's Electric Usage

    Upgrading Technology Reduces Dyno Nobel's Electric Usage

    September 15, 2017

    September 15, 2017 - Dyno Nobel recently completed a project as part of its continuous effort to improve operations. The project will conserve 176,600 kilowatt hours annually.

    Upgrading Technology Reduces Dyno Nobel's Electric Usage - Read More…

    CRPUD Board Adopts New Rates

    CRPUD Board Adopts New Rates

    August 17, 2017

    August 17, 2017 - Following an increase in wholesale power costs, the CRPUD Board of Directors has adopted new rates to take effect October 1.

    CRPUD Board Adopts New Rates - Read More…

    PUD Will Operate Cooling Center Wednesday-Friday Afternoons

    August 1, 2017

    August 1, 2017 - Columbia River PUD will open its Community Room as a cooling center from 1-6 p.m. Aug. 2-4.

    PUD Will Operate Cooling Center Wednesday-Friday Afternoons - Read More…

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