Manager’s Message – October 2017
Public Power: The Community-Owned Advantage
Northern Wasco County People’s Utility District (NWCPUD) is one of more than 2,000 public power utilities that help power the lives of more than 48 million people across the country.
There are many reasons why you, our customers, continue to own and operate your own electric utility. Since our founding in 1939, Northern Wasco County People’s Utility District has served the community with reliable electricity at low rates, excellent customer service and an ethic of serving the community’s needs. Our strong commitment to our community includes supporting economic development, providing carbon-free, environmentally conscious electric power, and doing all of this as safely as possible for everyone involved.
As a not-for-profit public power utility, our loyalty is to you, our customer—not stockholders. We take great pride in our governance structure, with an elected governing board of five local members, that has open meetings the last Tuesday of every month here at the PUD offices at 2345 River Road. The meetings start at 6 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.
NWCPUD will continue to provide cost-effective, reliable electricity that adds value to the local economy and be a benefit to you, our customer owners and to our community.
We thank you for your support of public power and we are proud to stand with other public power utilities across the nation as we support each other during restoration efforts from hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters that we have experienced this year.
Best to all and thank you for your continued support as we work diligently on your behalf.