The web sites below are some favorites suggested by various employees of Douglas County PUD. The first group is energy related, but the rest are simply sites we have found useful, interesting, or merely amusing.
Note: These sites are external to Douglas County PUD, and we have no control over their content. Furthermore, the opinions expressed in articles that may appear on the various linked sites do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Douglas County PUD management or its Commissioners.
Douglas County Sites
Douglas County - Official Government Site
City of East Wenatchee
Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Mansfield Chamber of Commerce
Eastmont School District Home Page
Mansfield School DIstrict
Waterville School District
City of Bridgeport
Town of Waterville
Port of Douglas County
Utility Notification Center - Call Before you Dig!
Energy Related Sites
EPA Green Homes Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, in the market for a new home, or making home improvements, this Web site identifies the key environmental and energy issues at hand, and suggests solutions that will add value to your home, reduce energy use and energy costs, fight climate change, and help protect your health.
Northwest Power Pool NWPP serves as a forum in the electrical industry for reliability and operational adequacy issues in the Northwest, through both the transition period of restructuring and the future
North American Electric Reliability Council NERC's mission is to ensure that the bulk electric system in North America is reliable, adequate and secure.
United States Department of Energy Links This is a directory of U.S. Department of Energy internet resources. It is a great starting point for energy related research on the web.
Bonneville Power Administration - BPA distributes and markets power throughout the western United States. Originally one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "alphabet" agencies, BPA is a critically important player in the Northwest energy picture.
Power Marketers Association Online PMA OnLine offers a comprehensive set of resources about the rapidly evolving electric power industry.
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Chelan County Public Utility District Our neighbor across the river, operators of Rocky Reach Dam, Rock Island Dam, and the Chelan Falls hydroelectric plant.
Grant County Public Utility District Our downstream neighbor, operators of Priest Rapids Dam and Wanapum Dam.
Okanogan County PUD
Northwest Open Access Network - A not for profit wholesale telecommunications company formed by several Public Utility Districts (PUDs) in Washington to bring high-speed telecommunication services into underserved communities for utility uses and use by their constituents.
Energy Related Associations and Organizations
Advanced Vehicle Initiative
American Public Power Association (APPA)
American Wind Energy Association
Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Incorporated
CECA/RF Electric Utility Restructuring Forum
FWEE - The Foundation for Water and Energy Education
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE Power Engineering Society
Local Governments for Sustainability
MAIN - Mid-America Interconnected Network
MAPP - Mid-Continent Area Power Pool
National Lightning Safety Institute
The National Station Car Association
North American Electric Reliability Council
NPCC - Northeast Power Coordinating Council
Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA)
Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA)
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Public Power Council
USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
Utility Consumers Action Network (UCAN)
Utility PhotoVoltaic Group
Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Western Energy Institute
WSCC - Western Systems Coordinating Council
Hydrology And Fish Related Web Sites
USGS Water Resources Information - This page is the jumping off point for all the regional offices. If you click through to the Washington State office, you can both near real-time and historical water data for all the major waterways in our state.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - From general El Nino info to satellite weather data, NOAA's site is an excellent starting point for any research regarding our oceans and skies.
Bureau of Reclamation - Protectors and monitors of water resources throughout the western United States, the Bureau of Reclamation can provide snow pack data, stream flow data, and many other interesting pieces of information.
National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center - NOHRSC is the keeper of water and snow information both past and present. You can obtain satellite images of Red River flooding in 1997, for example.
Fish Passage Center - The Fish Passage Center (FPC) provides current and historic data on salmon and steelhead passage in the main stem Snake and Columbia river basins.
Foster Creek Conservation District - FCCD is mandated to develop and administer voluntary, non-regulatory programs to conserve natural resources. Governed by a board of volunteer supervisors from the local community, the Foster Creek Conservation District identifies local conservation problems, guides voluntary local solutions, and sets policies where needed.