Answering the hard questions [ Power Hour - S2E9 featuring Andy Wendell ]

by Lacy Stockton | Sep 08, 2022

Andy Wendell, Chelan PUD director of customer service, joins your host, Lacy Stockton, to answer your hard questions.

Join us at noon on Weds, October 12, as we ask Shawn Smith, managing director of energy resources, about how Chelan PUD makes money: energy trading!

We chat about:

  • Whether we should be worried about blackouts like other places experience?
  • What's the deal with all the squirrel-related outages?
  • Increased rebates for energy-efficient upgrades through the end of 2022
  • What should I consider before adding solar power to my home?
  • Why would I want AMI (smart meters) at my home? And should I be concerned about it?
  • The true cost of service, our electric rate subsidies, and much more! 

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If you have questions about bill assistance, upcoming community events, energy efficiency, Chelan PUD rebates and incentives, the energy transition, and more... 

Join us on the next Power Hour at noon on Wednesday, October 12, live on YouTube and Facebook simultaneously. Shawn Smith, managing director of energy resources, will answer your questions about energy trading and how Chelan PUD generates the money to subsidize our ultra-low rates and other public power benefits. Bring your questions about energy markets, the western grid, and public power for


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