• Washington State Employment Security award for veteran hiring efforts. Veterans make up nearly 10 percent of the PUD’s workforce
  • American Public Power Association (APPA) Community Service Award for the PUD's support of the Andrew York Lineman Rodeo


  • Washington PUDs Association (WPUDA) Good Samaritan award to six PUD employees (foreman Cindy Bowen-Lorrain and crewmembers Chris Shimer, Darren Davis, Daniel Martyn and Todd Melton) for saving the life of PUD wireman Ron Messer
  • Washington PUDs Association (WPUDA) William T. Elmgren Public Service Award to Sarah DeLozier for her key role in organizing and hosting 10 years of the Andrew York Lineman Rodeo


  • Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award from National Hydropower Association's for Public Education, D3 Geocache Challenge
  • Puget Sounds chapter Public Relations Society of America “Totem Award” for the PUD’s “Conservation Makes Cents” outreach campaign, which promoted energy-efficiency measures for residential customers


  • Tom Hougan Award from Northwest Public Power Association, Overall Excellence in Communication


  • Demonstration of Energy Efficient Developments (DEED) Award presented to Chelan County PUD by American Public Power Association (APPA) for idle-reduction technology installed on PUD heavy-duty vehicles to save fuel and extend vehicle life.

2010 and earlier

  • Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award from National Hydropower Association's for Recreational, Environmental and Historic Enhancement, Chelan River Habitat Restoration/Enhancement. 2010
  • Hydro Achievement Award from National Hydropower Association in category of "Operational Excellence" for the PUD's comprehensive security program. 2008
  • State "lifesaving and humanitarian" award for heroic acts that saved lives: PUD employees Blake Hancock, Mike Broderson and Jose Urrutia saved a man from drowning after he fell down an embankment into the Columbia River at Walla Wall Point Park. 2008
  • National Hydropower Association's Public Education Hydro Achievement Award, in recognition of the River of Power program. 2006
  • National Hydropower Association's Outstanding Stewardship of America's Rivers Award, in recognition of the Rocky Reach and Rock Island Habitat Conservation Plans. 2006
  • E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award is presented to one or two utilities annually for overall achievement and customer benefits. Chelan County PUD has won the award twice before, in 1959 and 1991, and now becomes only the second utility in the country to win it three times. 2004
  • National Hydropower Association's Technological Solutions Hydro Achievement Award, in recognition of the Rocky Reach juvenile fish bypass system. 2004
  • Paul J. Raver Award, Northwest Public Power Association, in recognition of Chelan County PUD community service. 2004
  • Interstate Renewable Energy Council 2003 National Renewable Energy Recognition Award, in recognition of the SNAP (Sustainable Natural Alternative Power) program.
  • Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Certificate of Appreciation, 2003, in recognition of cooperative efforts that allowed the state to keep operating PUD parks during a difficult state budget crunch.
  • American Fisheries Society Western Division Conservation Achievement Award, 2003, in recognition of construction of the $112 million fish bypass system at Rocky Reach Dam.