1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA 98802

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

Douglas PUD Response to Crypto-Currency Concerns

Douglas PUD saw the crypto-currency miner situation developing long ago.  In March of 2014 commissioners instituted a moratorium on large connections.  At that time the customer service polices were altered to do the following:

  • Increased power infrastructure costs so that new growth pays for the infrastructure
  • Implemented a tiered rate structure so that residential customers pay a lower rate than large power users
  • Reduced the special contract requirements to 1.5 MW so the District can place  strict requirements on larger customers
  • Increased deposit requirements for large customers

In addition to these safeguards the Douglas PUD put into place a long range plan so that normal growth and development would not be threatened by large power users. Rest assured, polices are in place to protect the customers of Douglas PUD.