Manager’s Message – January 2023
A New Year, Many New Opportunities
Happy New Year to all of you!
We hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy precious time with family and friends during the holidays. I hope you were kept safe and warm in your homes and businesses by the electricity we work diligently to provide on your behalf.
Northern Wasco County PUD recently earned the American Public Power Association’s Smart Energy Provider designation. In fact, we were the first utility in Oregon to do so! This is a testament to the values of our community as much as anything else.
Thank you for your commitment to the delivery of environmentally responsible energy sourced from our local hydroelectric resources, energy conservation and overall sustainable utility practices. Read more about your PUD on our About Us page.
As we start 2023, we have new lobby hours at 2345 River Road. The building is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Opening earlier and staying open a bit later is in response to customers who want to interact with us in person but had trouble getting to the office during our former hours. With the drastic increased use of remote payment and interactive tools, this was a good balance for the minimal foot traffic we had been receiving on Fridays, too.
You can still reach someone 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (541) 296-2226 to report outages, make payments or seek general information.
Thank you for your continued trust and support as we work hard on your behalf now and throughout 2023.
Remember, our board meetings are open to the public. We always welcome visitors.
Peace and a joyous new year to all,
Manager Roger Kline