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    PUD Upgrades Transformer at Scappoose Substation

    PUD Upgrades Transformer at Scappoose Substation

    January 9, 2012

    January 9, 2012 – Columbia River PUD energized a new substation transformer in January 2012 to improve reliability, replace aged equipment and accommodate future growth in the Scappoose area.

    PUD Upgrades Transformer at Scappoose Substation - Read More…

    Two Rate Schedule Changes Effective January 1

    January 2, 2012

    January 2, 2012 – Two changes to the PUD’s rate schedules that took effect January 1, 2012 are expected to affect few customers.

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    PUD Approves 2012 Budget

    December 21, 2011

    December 21, 2011 – At its December 20, 2011 meeting, the Columbia River People's Utility District (PUD) Board of Directors approved a $32.9 million Operating and Capital Budget for 2012 that holds rates steady for the year.

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    PUD Employees Raise $20,406 for United Way

    December 9, 2011

    December 9, 2011 – Columbia River PUD employees have topped $20,000 in donations to United Way of Columbia County for the third year in a row. During the PUD's recent campaign, employees donated $20,406. It's the largest campaign total in the history of the PUD.

    PUD Employees Raise $20,406 for United Way - Read More…

    Columbia River PUD Pays $388,720 in Property Taxes

    November 28, 2011

    November 28, 2011 – Columbia River People's Utility District (PUD) paid $388,720 in property taxes to Columbia and Multnomah counties for 2011. The amount is based on an assessed value of $31.9 million.

    Columbia River PUD Pays $388,720 in Property Taxes - Read More…

    Columbia River PUD Approves 4% Rate Increase

    August 17, 2011

    August 17, 2011 – For the first time in a decade, Columbia River People's Utility District (PUD) is increasing rates for electric service. The PUD's Board of Directors approved a 4% overall increase at its August 16 public meeting. The increase will appear on all bills rendered after October 1, 2011.

    Columbia River PUD Approves 4% Rate Increase - Read More…

    PUD Scores High Marks in Customer Survey

    July 20, 2011

    July 20, 2011 – In June 2011, we conducted a satisfaction survey among residential customers. The overall ratings were among the best we have ever received.

    PUD Scores High Marks in Customer Survey - Read More…

    PUD's 2011 Franchise Fee Payments Total $507,581

    March 4, 2011

    March 4, 2011 – Five local cities received a total of $507,581 in franchise fees from Columbia River People's Utility District (PUD) March 2011.

    PUD's 2011 Franchise Fee Payments Total $507,581 - Read More…

    Columbia River PUD Board Approves $31.3 Million Budget for 2010, Plans No Increase in Rates

    December 15, 2009

    December 16, 2009 – At its December 15, 2009 meeting, the Columbia River People's Utility District (PUD) Board of Directors approved a $31.3 million Operating and Capital Budget for 2010, and confirmed that no rate increase is planned for the year.

    Columbia River PUD Board Approves $31.3 Million Budget for 2010, Plans No Increase in Rates - Read More…

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