Chelan PUD appreciates that our customers have continued to pay their bills during this difficult period. We realize though that some of our customers may need assistance with their bills or to make other arrangements to pay their bills due to financial hardships resulting from layoffs, reduced hours, or other circumstances caused by the pandemic. There are many assistance programs that you may qualify for, and our Customer Relations team encourages you to contact our offices to discuss your account to find the best solution to help during this challenging time. Please call us at (509) 661-8002, between noon and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Suspending shut-offs and waiving late fees
To protect the health and well-being of our communities and families, customers with past-due accounts (electric, water and wastewater) will not be facing disconnection or late fees through December 31, 2020. This pause in shut-offs and late fees does not relieve customers from the obligation to pay for utility services though. We ask that you contact us if you may have problems paying your bills so that we can work together to development repayment solutions.
Payment arrangement options
While the PUD is unable to cancel past due accounts, PUD Customer Representatives can work with customers to make payment arrangements that can be designed to fit your individual needs including longer term payment arrangements for customers with higher balances. Contact us at (509) 661-8002 to find solutions that will work for you.
Ways to pay
PUD lobbies remain closed; however, there are still many ways to make payments.
- Drop-boxes by doors at our Chelan, Leavenworth and Wenatchee offices
- Automated payment line at (509) 661-8729
- Online with Powerpay
Visit Pay My Bill for more information
Bill assistance programs and discounts (Available any time)
Senior citizen discount
Seniors age 62 and over with a combined income of $35,000 or less may be eligible for a discount on their electric bills of up to $9.25 per month. The discount for qualifying seniors who are water customers is $9.60 per month; for wastewater customers it’s $10.10 per month.
Apply for a Senior Discount. Aplica para Descuento para Personas de la Tercera Edad.
Disabled customer discount
Disabled customers with a combined income that is 125 percent or less than the Federal Poverty Income Guideline may qualify for a discount on their electric bills of up to $9.25 per month. The discount for qualifying disabled customers for water is $9.60 per month; for wastewater customers it's $10.10.
Apply for a Disabled Discount. Aplica para Descuento de Discapacidad.
Helping Hand helps residential customers pay their electric bills. Customers can make a Helping Hand donation to support other customers every time they pay their bill. Helping Hand funds are managed by the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council. You can apply to receive a Helping Hand or other support from Community Action Council programs at: www.cdcac.org or (509) 662-6156.
Find tips on lowering your electric bills and keeping your home comfortable on our website at www.ConservationMakesCents.org. Or speak with a PUD Energy Adviser at (509) 661-4380.
Deferment of rate increases
In recognition of the economic impact of COVID-19, the Board of Commissioners authorized the deferment until December 1 of the rate increases that were to take effect June 1. Visit Rates Planning for more information.
We’ve worked with our local retail internet service providers (ISPs) and community groups to identify and install WiFi hotspots at suitable locations in Chelan County to provide internet access during the pandemic that is affecting so many of our county residents.
Information about other PUD services
Many of the services at the PUD have resumed normal operations and crews will continue to respond to outages and perform necessary maintenance work. To learn more about PUD Services, please visit some of these pages or email us at ContactUs@chelanpud.org.