Chelan County PUD

Chelan County Public Utility District was formed in 1936 by local voters who wanted affordable power for all county residents. We delivered our first electricity 11 years later, to a small group of customers near Lake Chelan. Today, we operate three hydro projects that deliver clean, renewable, low-cost energy to local residents and to other utilities that serve millions of residents of the Pacific Northwest.

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Kimberlee Craig: (509) 661-4320
Neil Neroutsos: (509) 661-8291

Downtown apartments for simple, efficient living

A cup of craft coffee, a concert or movie, a delicious meal are all within footsteps of these renovated apartments.

Avoid 'e-heat' and still be warm and comfortable

Should you ever switch your heat pump thermostats to e-heat? The short and quick answer: "Usually, never."

Don't be Those Guys!

Please mind your trail manners while enjoying our local parks

Outages or Emergencies

Visit our Safety and Outage Center for information, or to report an outage, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 1-877-PUD-8123.

Construction will detour loop trail users away from Hawley Street next week

by Kimberlee Craig | Apr 30, 2020
Street & section of trail to close May 4-8 for work on new substation

Part of Hawley Street in north Wenatchee and the stretch of Apple Capital Loop Trail next to it will close to traffic on Monday-Friday, May 4-8, for work to bring expanded electric service to the Diamond Foundry.

Stemilt Industrial Development, LLC is building a substation to provide additional capacity to serve the gemstone maker’s new facility in Wenatchee. Contractors Schmitt Electric and Pipkin Construction are doing the work.

Walkers and runners can use the trail through the Horan Natural Area to go around the closure. Bicyclists will need to use streets to detour. Cyclists who chose to go through the natural area must get off and walk their bike.

Trail users are reminded to follow signs in the natural area and use the trail closest to the river to protect sensitive wildlife. 

The road closure is needed so construction crews can dig a trench across Hawley Street for underground power lines to connect the new substation to the facility.

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Please see the map for detour points.

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