Electric Vehicles

Five charging stations at PUD facilities are open to the public

As part of its Public Power Benefit program, Chelan PUD has installed five electric vehicle charging stations at four locations for the use of customers, employees and other motorists. The locations are:

  • Chelan PUD headquarters building, 327 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee WA 98801 (two chargers)
  • Walla Walla Point Park, 1351 Walla Walla Ave., Wenatchee WA 98801
  • Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way, Wenatchee, WA 98801
  • Rocky Reach Discovery Center, 6151 State Highway 97A, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Charging at these EV stations is free, compliments of Cascade Autocenter of Wenatchee.

Instructions for EV charging at Chelan PUD stations

In addition to lowering fuel costs, powering an electric vehicle with Chelan County Public Utility District’s clean, renewable hydropower can offer an alternative to fossil fuels, eliminate emissions to improve local air quality, and provide a new and exciting way to get around Chelan County.

During our strategic planning process in 2015, customers asked the PUD to make electric vehicles a priority. Based on community feedback we are also:

• Evaluating the best applications in Chelan PUD’s fleet for electric vehicles and equipment; the PUD currently has 28 electric vehicles in its fleet and is looking for more ways to reduce its carbon footprint.

• Working with a community advisory committee to keep the dialogue going.  

• Working with other Washington utilities to share best practices in EV deployment and to be a source of information for our customer owners. Chelan PUD is a member of the Pacific Northwest Transportation Electrification Collaborative (PNW Collaborative), which sponsored a study on the Economic Impacts of Plug-In Electric Vehicles. The study examined benefits to the utility system as well as broader regional benefits and environmental benefits.

Frequently asked questions about electric vehicles

Owner tips
Randy Brooks of Chelan, Tesla owner and board member for Plug-in NCW, has written a series of articles on EVs for the  Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group. Find the articles on reasons for driving an EV, charging EVs and tips for buying here.

Contact Us
Contact Jim White, senior energy conservation engineer, at (509) 661-4829 or james.white@chelanpud.org if you have updates, comments or questions about this web page.