Environment

It starts with plentiful rain and snow. From the mountains come cascading waters. From those streams the river is formed. And from the river comes life and power. Chelan County PUD’s three hydro projects use the power of the river to heat homes, run businesses, and fuel industries that sustain modern life. But we are also sensitive to the life – the ecosystem – and the world we live in.

 As the river is at the core of our business, so is environmental stewardship at the core of our being. From major projects such as the innovative juvenile fish bypass at Rocky Reach Dam to erosion control on small tributary streams, the PUD works to protect endangered species, enhance watershed and riparian zones, and mitigate impacts from hydro operations.

While renewable hydro energy remains at the heart of our business, we’re expanding into the new renewables of solar and wind power. We’re exploring alternative ways of producing power, while remaining committed to prudent energy and water conservation programs.

Applying both cutting-edge technology and common sense to our operations, we’ve developed a formula for success.

It starts with plentiful rain and snow. From the mountains come cascading waters. From those streams the river is formed. And from the river comes life and power.

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