Manager’s Report — January 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Roger KlineAs we begin this new year, please remember cold weather tends to increase your electrical consumption and your PUD bills. Please also remember, we have friends and neighbors who can use our help.

We understand the cost per unit of measurement — kilowatt hours — is only one aspect. The amount of energy used via energy consumption is what can make an energy bill larger from one season to the next. That is why we work hard to provide opportunities for energy conservation. We will soon offer other options such as prepaying to help our customer-owners in need.

Another way we help those in need is through our Neighbor to Neighbor program. This program gives a helping hand to customers who are struggling to pay their electric bills. One hundred percent of customer donations stay in our community!

Eligible households who do not qualify for other state or federal assistance may receive up to $125 in a 12-month period. Eligibility is established according to federally defined poverty levels. Verification of eligibility is determined by the Mid-Columbia Community Action Partnership.

You can sign up to have a small monthly contribution of $1, $2, or $5 automatically added to your bill each month, or you can make your contribution on a separate check made payable to “Neighbor to Neighbor.” All contributions are tax-deductible.

Please consider joining me in supporting some of our fellow community members in this manner.

Thank you,

Roger Kline
General Manager