Power Hour

Have questions? Live on Facebook and YouTube, your energy-efficiency experts are ready to answer.

Have you ever wondered...

  • Do heat pumps really work in winter?
  • How do I get started with new windows, or...
  • Solar panels, or...
  • Drought-tolerant EcoLawn?
  • Am I eligible for PUD rebates?

You’re not alone. 

Bring your questions. And we’ll bring the energy-efficiency experts!


Upcoming Episodes

Join the next episode or catch up on past episodes below. Join our mailing list to receive new episodes in your inbox, or subscribe to our Power Hour Podcast.

High electric bill?! Chelan PUD can help you pay your energy bills now and lower them for years to come. Power Hour S2E1, Weds Feb 2 at noon

S2 Episode #1: Lower your energy bills

Join Frank Sanchez, Chelan PUD customer accounts specialist, and Lacy Stockton, energy efficiency connoisseur, to answer your questions on:

  • Bill assistance
  • Payment plans
  • Lowering your bills in winter, whether you rent or own!

If the cold December days bummed you out when you opened your bill this month, come and ask your questions! We have answers. 😉 #HereForYou



Power Hour with Dave Shipley, Feb 16 at noon. How to save energy (and money) in winter? Ask a Canadian! Plus, all about transitioning to a low-carbon future

S2 Episode #2: Ask a Canadian

Who knows more about saving energy (and money) in winter than our neighbors to the north?

Join Dave Shipley, energy-efficiency guru and real life Canadian, as he answers your questions about surviving winter and how utilities can transition to a low-carbon future. He has over 25 years of experience in helping utilities across North America plan for energy efficiency and now a low-carbon future.

Add loveable dad humor, and this Power Hour episode is not to be missed!



Questions can’t wait? No worries.

  1. Post your energy-saving questions on the Power Hour event page or email them to conservation@chelanpud.org
  2. We’ll answer them live and post the video below so you can watch whenever you have time (and popcorn!)
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Season One

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screenshot of Power Hour epidose #11 with Steve Wright

Episode #11: A public power legacy

Steve Wright, Chelan PUD general manager and public power icon, answers your questions about the future of energy and public power before he passes the baton.

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Power Hour #10 screenshot with Lacy, Scott and Mario

Episode #10: Brrr, it's cold out there!

Scott Stanford, commercial energy advisor, and Mario Cantu, community engagement coordinator, share updates, the new Pay-It-Forward Program, and pro tips to stay warm this winter without breaking the bank.

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La Hora Poderosa con Sergio y Griselda

Episode #9: La Hora Poderosa

Sergio Sanchez, nuestro especialista en conservación de energía, habla con la Griselda Gonzalez, nuestra representante de conservación de energía y presentadora hoy, para responder a tus preguntas sobre cómo ahorrar energía y dinero en tus facturas y mucho más.

Míralo ahora

screen shot of livestreaming with Lacy and Terry

Episode #8: Water-wise gardening and eco lawns

Terry Anderson, WSU Master Gardener and lead of the Riverfront Park Xeric Garden in Wenatchee, answers your questions about creating a lush, beautiful, and water-wise yard even here in the desert.

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screenshot of Power Hour #7 with Sustainable Wenatchee

Episode #7: Reducing waste and your energy bill every day

Betsy Dudash and Jana Fischback from Sustainable Wenatchee share tips on reducing waste, composting, worms, keeping cool in the kitchen this summer, and answered your questions about recycling all while crafting a delicious meal with a bumper crop of local summer squash, straight from Betsy's garden.

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screen shot of Power Hour #6 with Hunter Burbidge, Scott Stanford, Sergio Sanchez and Lacy Stockton

Episode #6: Create a cleaner air sanctuary at home for smoke season

Hunter Burbidge, indoor air quality epidemiologist with the WA State Department of Health, and special guests Scott Stanford, Chelan PUD commercial energy advisor and former homebuilder, and Sergio Sanchez, Chelan PUD energy conservation specialist discuss how to prepare your home for smoke season.

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screenshot of livestream, Power Hour #5 with Richard DeRock of Link Transit

Episode #5: Efficient transportation, electric vehicles, and more!

Richard DeRock, Link Transit general manager and grill master, joins your host, Lacy Stockton, and special guest Dr. Jim White, Chelan PUD senior energy efficiency engineer about hydrogen power, 18 new free EV charging stations going live in Chelan County, and getting around efficiency in Chelan County.

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screenshot of Lacy and Jim laughing on the Power Hour

Episode #4: Renewables, solar power, electric vehicles and all the "hard" questions with Dr. Jim

Jim White, Chelan PUD senior energy conservation engineer, inventor, and proud Tesla driver, joins your host, Lacy Stockton, to answer your questions about installing solar panels, charging electric vehicles, and riding the wholesale power market.

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screenshot of the Power Hour with Lacy and Josh

Episode #3: Residential rebates, energy assistance & low-income programs with Josh

Josh Mitchell, residential energy advisor and #vanlife aficionado, joins your host, Lacy Stockton, to answer your questions about bill assistance and keeping cool.

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Screenshot of Power Hour with Lacy and Griselda

Episode #2: Why is my electric bill so high?

Griselda Gonzalez, Chelan PUD energy conservation representative and reluctant bird lover, joins your host, Lacy Stockton, to answer your questions about rebates and how to get paid.

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También en español: ¿Por qué mi factura es tan alta?

screenshot of Scott and Lacy answering customer questions live on the Power Hour

Episode #1: Are you charged up?

Scott Stanford, Chelan PUD commercial energy advisor, former local homebuilder, and one-man race car pit crew joins your host, Lacy Stockton, to answer your questions about saving at home and for local businesses.

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Screen shot of Power Hour side-by-side view with Lacy, Griselda, Sergio, and Scott

Episode #0: Find out what we have planned

Meet Griselda, Sergio, and Scott from the energy solutions team as they introduce the Power Hour with your host, Lacy.

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