Renewable Energy

Chelan PUD offers two programs to promote the development of solar, wind and other renewable resources in our county.

Sustainable Natural Alternative Power
Sustainable Natural Alternative Power (SNAP) is the name of Chelan County PUD’s award-winning renewable energy program.  Started in 2001, the SNAP program is designed to help make small-scale solar and wind power more cost-effective for customers. The program connects customers who want to produce solar and wind power with other local customers who want to support the development of new, renewable energy.

Under the program, customers voluntarily pay a little extra on their utility bills. The PUD collects these customer donations and distributes them once a year to our SNAP producers -- individuals, schools and nonprofit agencies that are generating solar and wind power. SNAP renewable energy either is consumed by the producer through net metering, or goes into the PUD’s electrical grid and is distributed to PUD customers.

Customers who support SNAP are helping build a base of renewable energy in Chelan County. They’re helping diversify our energy resources as well as our economy. Become a SNAP supporter.

Customers who produce energy for SNAP are helping grow a new, renewable resource to complement our abundant hydropower. Become a SNAP producer.

Learn more about SNAP power in Chelan County

Washington State Renewable Energy System Incentive Program

NOTE: This program has been curtailed effective June 14, 2019. New applications to receive incentives are no longer being accepted. Visit the WSU website for more information.

The Washington State Renewable Energy System Incentive Program offers incentives to consumers who install solar, wind and other renewable resources or participate in community solar projects. This new program was created by the state legislature in 2017, setting up guidelines and opportunities for new projects while grandfathering in a legacy program created in 2005.

Chelan PUD, along with other utilities around the state, is participating in this voluntary program for its customers.

Learn more about the Washington State Renewable Energy System Incentive Program.

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