1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA 98802

509-884-7191 / 1-800-503-7990


February 2000 Schedule of Charges

Schedule of Charges

Schedule 1, General Service 

Daily Charge

 $  0.23

KWH Charge

 $  0.0176

Demand Charge (Monthly)

 $  1.00/KW greater than 50 KW

Minimum Charge 

 $  7.00/mo. plus $3.00/KW > 30

Schedule 2, Irrigation Service

Demand Charge (Seasonal)   

 $ 13.50/KW

Demand Charge (Monthly)  

 $  1.69/KW

Energy Charge 

$  0.0095

Minimum Seasonal Charge  

$  42.00

Minimum Monthly Charge

$  1.69/KW connected load

Schedule 3, Street Lighting and Area
Lighting Service (DAILy Rate)

70 watt high pressure sodium 

 $ 0.2382

200 watt high pressure sodium  

 $ 0.2628

400 watt high pressure sodium 

 $ 0.4435

CUSTOMER CHOICE OPTIONS:
Schedule 4, Energy Delivery Service (For alternate energy supplier)

Daily Charge  

$  0.23

Energy Delivery Charge 

$  0.0135/KWH

Ancillary Services 

$  0.0007/KWH

BPA Charge  

If applicable

Schedule 5, alternate renewable
resource service (To encourage new renewable resources)

Daily Charge  

$  0.23

Energy Delivery Charge  

$  0.0135/KWH

Ancillary Services 

$  0.0007/KWH

BPA Charge  

If applicable

Energy Acquisition Charge 

Market Price

Schedule 6, EXCESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM CAPACITY

Daily Charge 

 $  3.71

About Your Power Rates

Douglas County PUD electric rates are determined by comparing the expected electricity need in Douglas County to expected operating and capital costs. 

Our power supply comes primarily from the Wells Hydroelectric Project on the Columbia River.  When there is a lot of water coming down the Columbia at the right times of the year, we generate more than enough electricity to meet Douglas County’s needs.  At times like these, the excess power is sold to other utilities who have a contractual first right to the excess.  We use the money from these sales to pay for a portion of the operating and construction costs and hold down the amount

Douglas County electric consumers have to pay.  We put the balance in a savings account to use in those years when there isn’t so much water available for generation.

During the years 1992 through 1995, there wasn’t  a lot of excess power due to drought conditions.  Through these years we drew on the bank account to maintain stable rates.  In 1995 electric rates were increased after 15 years at the same price.

Rate increases were also approved for 1996 and 1997 to reverse the decline of the savings account.  The 1996 increase went into effect on schedule, but due to favorable water conditions and our decision to spread construction projects over several years, we were able to defer the scheduled 1997 rate increase to 1998.  On February 17, 1998 and again on February 1, 1999 in open session in East Wenatchee, the Douglas County PUD Commissioners took formal action to defer the increase for one year.  On January 31, 2000 the Commissioners deferred the increase once again — this time until April 1, 2001.

Douglas County PUD Commissioners and employees are proud of the low rates charged for the essential services we provide.  Ours are some of the lowest prices in the United States.  A copy of the rates currently in effect is provided here for your use.