Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Posts tagged "PUD"

High court weighs uses of public lands in powerline case

By Marcy Stamper
“The PUD is arguing for a very enhanced power of condemnation” that puts the interests of its customers ahead of the long-term beneficiaries of the state’s school trusts, argued Paul Lawrence, special assistant attorney general appointed to represent the Commissioner of Public Lands in the long-running dispute...

Many weigh in on PUD powerline case

By Marcy Stamper
Although it would extend just 28 miles from Pateros to Twisp, the PUD’s proposed transmission line has attracted the attention of …

PUD adopts $50.2 million budget for 2014

The Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners adopted a $50.2 million budget for 2014 at their Dec. 10 meeting. The budget anticipates $42.5 million in revenue from retail electric sales and $2.8 million in wholesale sales, plus another $2.2 million in income from the PUD’s broadband network. Retail electric sales increased by $3.6 million from...
High court will hear powerline case in February

High court will hear powerline case in February

By Marcy Stamper
Oral arguments in the state’s challenge to the PUD’s efforts to condemn state land for the Pateros-Twisp powerline have been scheduled before the Washington Supreme Court for Feb. 25.

State Supreme Court will hear challenge to PUD powerline

By Marcy Stamper
The fate of the Pateros-Twisp powerline is likely to be determined by the Washington Supreme Court.

News briefs

Ballots mailed for Nov. election Ballots for the Nov. 5 general election were mailed last Wednesday (Oct. 16), the Okanogan County Auditor’s office reported. If you have not received your ballot by Friday (Oct. 25), contact the Auditor’s Office at (509) 422-7240. The Auditor’s Office, at 149 Third Ave. N. in Okanogan, is open Monday...
New structures to carry broadband, powerline cables

New structures to carry broadband, powerline cables

By Marcy Stamper
The PUD installed 11 extra-tall power poles south of Twisp that will carry fiber-optic cable for Internet access, the high-voltage transmission line, and the distribution line that carries electricity to each customer.

PUD working on $61.7 million budget for 2014

By Marcy Stamper
Includes the Methow transmission line, Enloe Dam, power purchases and debt
Fiber-optics to expand Internet access around Okanogan County

Fiber-optics to expand Internet access around Okanogan County

By Marcy Stamper
Crews are working on a PUD project that will extend the possibility of high-speed broadband connections to about 80 percent of the utility’s customers.
PUD approves 1-year rate hike

PUD approves 1-year rate hike

By Marcy Stamper
After months of studies and meetings with ratepayers who assailed rising costs, the PUD has raised electric rates by 9.5 percent for next year, effective Sept. 1.