Manager’s Report — October 2020

Public Power: The Community-Owned Advantage

Roger KlineGreetings,

Northern Wasco County People’s Utility District 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 and the delivery of our first electron of service in 1949, NWCPUD has served our community with reliable electricity at low rates, offering 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 responsible 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 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. All are welcome to attend.

The meetings are currently held electronically, but you may still participate. Watch for virtual meeting log-in details on our website, social media channels, and media releases.

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.

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

Best to all,

General Manager
Roger Kline