It doesn’t take money to save money on summertime energy bills. Here are some things you can do for free to slash your electric bill:
*Raise your thermostat by two degrees to reduce your cooling costs by up to five percent.
*Clean air conditioning filters monthly. Dirty filters cause air conditioners to work harder and use more energy.
*Dust the coils of your refrigerator and freezer so they operate more efficiently.
*Close your blinds during the heat of the day and open your window during the cool evening to give your air conditioner a rest.
*Turn off heat producing lights and home computers when not in use.
*Fire up the barbecue grill to move cooking outdoors.
*Adjust your dishwasher so dishes dry without heat.
A contract has been awarded for the construction of an addition to the East Wenatchee Headquarters building. Additional office space is needed for Wells Hydroelectric Project relicensing and to provide space for a number of employees working in temporary quarters over the last several years. The secure addition will be built north of the Headquarters building and will house technicians, Dispatch, Information Systems and some of the Wells Engineering staff. Battery storage and the server room will also be relocated to the 19,000 square foot addition.
A relicensing team and public library will be housed in the area currently occupied by Dispatch. Having the key team members working on the relicensing of the Wells Hydroelectric Project in a central location should foster rapid exchange of ideas and information. The public library will house a complete set of relicensing documents for public information.
Douglas PUD purchased two acres of land south of the Headquarters building to accommodate the additional parking necessary for the increased square footage. The current Valley Mall Parkway entrance will be moved about a block to the south.
Construction has recently begun with an expected completion date of December 2004. We would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience this construction may cause you.