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Commission Meeting Report 2024-02-20

Meaghan Vibbert

Public Information Officer

(509) 881-2221

News Release – February 20, 2024

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E. Skagen, Aaron J. Viebrock and Molly Simpson executed the following actions during the February 20, 2024 Commission meeting held at the District’s Bridgeport office:

Reviewed bid opening results for bid docs: 24-04-D, 1429 ACCC Transmission Wire, 24-06-D, Steel Poles for Clovis Substation and 23-46-D, East Wenatchee Headquarters DC Fast Charge and Hydrogen Fueling Station. All bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Approved land use permit 109B-01, Phillip Hinger and Sharon Skirko. The permit is for use of Project lands for existing agricultural field and road. (24-025)

Authorized amendment No. 3 to professional service agreement 21-20-W with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. In response to ongoing and new requirements by the FERC, this will modify several tasks, add five new tasks, increase the contract agreement by $1,200,000 for a total not-to-exceed cost of $3,200,000 and extend the contract two years to February 28, 2026. (24-026)

Established hearing dates for proposed electric rate adjustments for calendar years 2026-2030. The hearings are set for March 5th and 19th and April 2nd and 16th at 1:30p.m. in the East Wenatchee Office. (24-027)

Scheduled a public hearing to consider adoption of 2024 Update to the Integrated Resource Planning Study. The hearing will be March 5th  at 1:30 p.m. at the East Wenatchee Headquarters. The Integrated Resource Plan evaluates the full range of energy alternatives, including conservation and renewable generation. The draft 2024 Update to the Integrated Resource Planning Study is available by clicking here. (24-028)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 8,041 end users.

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 5, 2024 at the District’s East Wenatchee Office. 

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