Douglas County PUD electric rates are determined by comparing the expected electricity need in Douglas County to expected operating and capital costs.
Our power supply comes primarily from the Wells Hydroelectric Project on the Columbia River. When there is a lot of water coming down the Columbia at the right times of the year, we generate more than enough electricity to meet Douglas County’s needs. At times like these, the excess power is sold to other utilities that have a contractual first right to this power. The proceeds of those sales pay for a portion of the District’s operating and construction costs to hold down the amount Douglas County electric consumers have to pay. We put the balance in a savings account to use in those years when there isn’t so much water available for generation.
Douglas PUD last raised rates in 2002 due to a number of factors affecting the reliability and financial condition of the District. 2009 appears to be an average water year. Your Douglas PUD does not have plans to adjust electric rates at this time.
Douglas County PUD Commissioners and employees are proud of the low rates charged for the essential services we provide. Ours are still among the lowest prices in the United States. We remain committed to providing you the best possible utility services at the lowest possible cost consistent with sound business principles.
A copy of the rates currently in effect is provided for your use. If you have any questions or comments please let us know.
Demand Charge (Monthly)
$1.00/KW greater than 50 KW
$7.00/mo. Plus $3.00/KW>30
Demand Charge (Seasonally)
Minimum Seasonal Charge
Minimum Monthly Charge
$1.79/KW connected load
150/200 watt high pressure sodium
400 watt high pressure sodium
Energy Delivery Charge
$4.20 per 100 kWh increment
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