Stehekin Energy Demand

What's Happening Now

In the Spring of 2020, staff completed a Draft Generation and Energy Resource Plan for Stehekin. This Plan includes proposed solutions to meet the energy needs in Stehekin now and into the future.

We created an Online Open House to guide you through the work that has been done and get your feedback.

Click here to visit the Online Open House!

What & Why

The electrical system in the Stehekin Valley is unique. A single small hydro plant generates power for the community. This electrical system is completely independent from the rest of the county. This means that the community is limited to the amount of power generated locally.

More Electricity Use, Same Generation

At some point in the near future, the Stehekin community will outgrow the current power available. This is expected to happen somewhere between 2021 and 2027.

Trying to use more power than is available can disrupt the whole community power system. All of us want to make sure that this doesn’t happen in the Stehekin Valley. So, Chelan County PUD has been working since 2018 with the Stehekin community to better understand and solve this problem.

Graphic of power generation system in Stehekin

We Want to Hear From You!

The best way for us to communicate with you is via email. Please update your email address at

Questions or Comments?

Send questions and comments to or call Teka Sellers at (509) 661-4294.