Rates and Policies

Electric rates

Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, Chelan County PUD moved to a flat residential rate for electricity of just 2.7 cents per kilowatt hour. That's one of the lowest rates in the nation. This new approach to rates will lower bills for most residential customers.

Residential monthly energy charge per kWh: 2.7 cents
Monthly basic charge: $7.70

For tips on saving on your electric bill, check out our Energy Conservation page.

Updates to Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges starting Jan. 1, 2019

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Chelan County PUD increased electrical service connection fees in order to align more closely with actual costs. Service connection fees were last increased in 2014. The PUD will also require an application for all new services.

Service Connection Fees

Service Rating

Single Phase

Three Phase 208V

Three Phase 480V


Effective Jan. 1 2019


Effective Jan. 1 2019


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No change










No change





1001 & over





Grace period

A grace period is available to those who received service connection fee quotes or pay connection fees prior to the end of the year. Customers must meet specific requirements to pay the 2018 rate. Details below.

Meter / Transformer fee and other service related charges prior to Dec. 31, 2018: 
Service connection fees quoted1 or paid on or before Dec. 31, 2018 for electrical service will be allowed to pay connection fees at the 2018 rate. Customers must meet the following requirements:

  • Full service connection payment, based on PUD issued quote, must be received on or before Apr. 1, 2019.
  • Customers must make a permanent connection on or before Apr. 1, 2019.
  • Any customer, who does not fulfill the above requirements, will be charged the increased connection fees to their account or payment will be refunded.

New Capacity and other related fees and charges (Beginning Jan. 1, 2019):
Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, all new services will be quoted and charged the new service connection rates if the customer cannot provide a documented quote1 dated on or before to Dec. 31, 2018.

1 Quotes must be in writing and issued by a PUD representative.
Note: Timelines must be in accordance with section 6 of the Line Extension Policy.

Water rates

Monthly water charge – Residential Services
First 3,000 gallons – $2.60 per 1,000 gallons
3,001 to 10,000 gallons – $3.45 per 1,000 gallons
Over 10,000 gallons – $4.30 per 1,000 gallons
Basic charge – $32.60

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