Growth Forecasting

Chelan PUD uses growth forecasting, planning standards, and long-range planning to predict how much and where electrical load growth will occur so we can build the necessary infrastructure (like substations) to serve this growth.

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Load Forecasting and Infrastructure Planning

Funding Growth

In 2022, Chelan PUD implemented a system impact fee to new electrical connections. The system impact fee is designed to offset the cost of constructing new infrastructure, like substations, to serve growth in Chelan County while keeping rates low for existing customers. Learn more here.