Operating Responsibly

Operating responsibly means exhibiting environmental stewardship in all aspects of our work. From pioneering fish-passage systems to purchasing less-toxic cleaning supplies, Chelan County PUD looks for ways to do business that are environmentally sound and sustainable.

At Chelan County PUD, our decisions always consider our customer-owners' interests in obtaining low-cost, reliable power. And, we believe that people, technology and nature can work together to create a sustainable balance.

We strive for the highest efficiencies in power generation with the lowest environmental impact. PUD biologists and engineers lead the industry in developing state-of-the-art systems to increase the survival of migrating salmon and steelhead while avoiding costly spills of water, our most important resource.

We know that every extra kilowatt of clean, renewable energy generated at our facilities and transmitted out of the county means less demand for other non-renewable generation including coal and nuclear.

Our conservation programs decrease the demand for additional power while improving the comfort – and reducing the energy bills – of our customers. In our corner of the world, we are doing our part to sustain and enhance the quality of life in this valley, in the Northwest, and on the planet.