Manager’s Message – October 2021

Public Power: The Community-Owned Advantage

Roger KlineNorthern Wasco County People’s Utility District (NWCPUD) is one of more than 2,000 public power utilities helping 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 and delivering our first electron of service in 1949, NWCPUD 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 and providing carbon-free, environmentally responsible electric power. We do 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 comprised of five local individuals. The board holds open meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at the PUD offices at 2345 River Road. The meetings start at 6 p.m., and all are welcome to attend.

The meetings are also broadcast electronically. Please join us from your computer, tablet, or smartphone by going to GoToMeeting. You can also call (872) 240-3212. The access code is (737) 243-317. If you are new to GoToMeeting, download the app at the GoToMeeting website.

NWCPUD will continue to provide cost-effective, reliable electricity that adds value to the local economy and benefits you—our customer-owners—and our community.

Rebate Guide & Process Catalog

Inserted in our magazine is our energy management department’s new customer rebate guide and process catalog. This booklet will help guide you to receive cash incentives for performing traditional energy-efficiency upgrades in your home through one of our many programs for homeowners. For everything from insulation and windows to heat pumps and clothes washers, we’re here to help you “TEEUP” for savings and comfort.

Thank you for your continued support as we work diligently on your behalf.


General Manager
Roger Kline