High Density Loads

Monday, Sept. 17, Commissioners heard more about proposed rates for home-based and commercial/industrial operations. Commissioners extended the moratorium until a Nov. 19 rate hearing which will be held at 1 p.m. in the PUD boardroom. An information meeting is planned for Nov. 7 at the Confluence Technology Center (time to be determined). To learn more about the proposed rates, click here.


Timeline of events

The new fees are:

For all unauthorized service

  • $1,400 – metering & monitoring
  • $2,000 – investigation & enforcement

In addition, for unauthorized operations in homes

  • $1,000 – residential security deposit
  • $1,750  - residential equipment degradation

Or, in addition, for unauthorized operations in commercial and industrial spaces

  • $4,700 – Commercial equipment degradation (overhead service)
  • $8,000 – Commercial equipment  degradation (underground service)

High Density Load Customers under 5 MW

On July 18, 2016, Chelan PUD Commissioners adopted a new rate that applies to all High Density Loads (Resolution 16-14059). On Jan. 2, 2017, Rate Schedule 35 went into effect, and includes server farms, crypto-currency mining or other activities that use a significant, continuous amount of power.

High Density Load Customers larger than 5 MW

Chelan PUD Commissioners and staff currently are working on policies for load applications greater than 5MW. Any actions under consideration or adopted will be posted here.

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