Public Power Week

More than 2,000 communities in the United States light up their homes and businesses with “public power”— electricity that comes from a community-owned utility. Each public power utility reflects its own hometown characteristics and values, but all have a common purpose: providing safe, reliable electricity at a reasonable price.

We’re Public Power

Your PUD is a community-owned utility. A locally elected Board of Directors guides us in our mission to deliver quality services and low rates. We are here to serve you, and we’re proud to have saved customers millions of dollars through lower rates since we began providing service in 1984.

Celebrate Public Power Week with Us – October 4-7, 2021

A free community dinner is the highlight of our Public Power Week celebration. We also typically hold a week-long open house at our office in Deer Island. Unfortunately, in order to maintain proper social distancing, we will not be holding an open house this year.

Free Customer Appreciation Dinner – October 5, 2021


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Customer Appreciation Dinner will be a drive-through dinner instead of our traditional sit-down dinner.

You will need a ticket to receive a meal. Please fill out the form below by September 23 to request a ticket.

When: Tuesday of Public Power Week from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Where: Columbia County Event Complex

To pick up your dinner, enter the main Fairgrounds entrance (Gate 4) off of Saulser Road. You will be routed through the parking lot to the main entrance. Please hand your ticket(s) to a staff member in front of the pavilion. Each ticket is good for one dinner. Once you receive your dinner, please turn right and exit out of Fair Gate 2 toward Bachelor Flat Road.

Find out more about Public Power

Read about the many benefits of Public Power, or you can stop by our office during Public Power Week.