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About Your Rates 2008

March/April 2008


About Your 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 that have a contractual first right to this power.  The proceeds of those sales pay for a portion of the District’s operating and construction costs to 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. 


Douglas PUD last raised rates in 2002 due to a number of factors affecting the reliability and financial condition of the District. 2007 appears to be an average water year. Your Douglas PUD does not have plans to adjust electric rates at this time.


Douglas County PUD Commissioners and employees are proud of the low rates charged for the essential services we provide. Ours are still among the lowest prices in the United States.  We remain committed to providing you the best possible utility services at the lowest possible cost consistent with sound business principles.


A copy of the rates currently in effect is provided for your use. If you have any questions or comments please let us know.


Power Rates


From District Resources including Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar Power:

Schedule 1, General Service


Daily Charge


KWH Charge


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 (Seasonally)


Demand Charge (Monthly)


Energy Charge


Minimum Seasonal Charge


Minimum Monthly Charge

$1.79/KW connected load



Schedule 3, Street Lighting And Area Lighting Service (Daily Rate)


150/200 watt high pressure sodium


400 watt high pressure sodium




Customer Choice Options:


Schedule 4, Energy Delivery Service (For alternate energy supplier)


Daily Charge


Energy Delivery Charge


Ancillary Services




Schedule 5, Alternate Renewable Resource Service (To encourage new renewable resources, available to general service customers)



$4.20 per 100 kWh increment



Schedule 6, Douglas County Community Network Prices

Please see our website for details