Outage and Safety Center

Outages and Alerts

Check this page for information on outages that affect a large number of customers and/or have a long duration.

You can report and get updated outage information by calling (877) PUD-8123.

Want county-wide info about emergencies and storms? Sign up for Chelan County text/email alerts

Power Outage Tips

Stay informed:

  • Customers are encouraged to follow Chelan PUD on Facebook and Twitter. These are excellent resources for updates on power outages, as well as tips. 
  • Remember to sign up for Chelan County safety and emergency alerts, as well.  These updates can be sent directly via text, email, or voicemail.

In case of a power outage:

  • If you see a downed line, assume it is live and stay at least 40 feet away.  Do not attempt to remove tree limbs or other items from the lines. Call 911 to report fallen lines.
  • Report a power or PUD water outage by calling our 24-hour line, 877-783-8123. Listen to the recording and stay on the line if you have information to add or a special need.
  • Unplug electronics and turn off the heat/furnace.
  • Leave one porch and/or indoor light on so PUD crews can see when the power has been restored.
  • For additional tips on what to during a power outage (including information on generator usage), please visit our page If the Lights Go Out.       

Planned Outages

Planned maintenance to maintain reliable electrical service may require scheduled power outages. We are aware of the inconvenience this can cause our customers, but a planned outage now can prevent longer, emergency outages later.

In the event of a planned outage:

  • PUD staff will attempt to notify customers by phone and/or email typically two business days prior to scheduled, non-emergency power outages.
  • Please make sure we have your current contact information by updating it here or calling us at (509) 661-8002.
  • We encourage you to charge your devices, save your work frequently, and properly shut down electronics prior to a planned outage.
  • Chelan PUD communicates planned power outages with other public entities such as local school districts.
  • If you need access to the internet during a planned power outage, the PUD and local service providers teamed up to provide several FREE drive-in WiFi hotspots throughout Chelan County, and a map is available here. The Washington State Department of Commerce has additional WiFi locations available here

Fire Safety Outages

A fire safety outage is a proactive power outage designed to prevent wildfire ignitions from utility infrastructure. Learn more about fire safety outages here

PUD Medical Electric Needs Registry

It is important for the PUD to be aware of customers who rely on life-sustaining equipment. If you or someone in your home is dependent on an oxygen machine, kidney dialysis machine, ventilator or other such equipment, please complete this form to be placed on our Medical Electric Needs Registry. You can also request a hard copy form by emailing CustomerRelations@chelanpud.org or calling 509-661-8002. 

During outages, the PUD will attempt to restore service as quickly as possible to individual with special medical equipment needs. Because the PUD cannot guarantee uninterrupted utility services, the PUD encourages you to have a power outage preparedness plan such as proactively installing an emergency standby power supply to operate your medical equipment, obtaining backup equipment or arranging emergency assistance with friends or family.

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