P.O. Box 500
1492 Wind River Hwy
Carson, Washington 98610

Phone: 509-427-5126
Toll-Free 800-922-5329

Planned Outage Notification - Friday December 15, 2017

12/12/17 1:00 PM- Skamania PUD will be taking a planned power outage to complete emergency repairs at the Cape Horn substation. This will affect all customers on the west end of the County from Smith-Cripe Road (MP 30) west to the County line. The 6-hour outage will start this Friday night, December 15, at 11:50 pm and is estimated to run through 6:00 am Saturday morning. This outage was scheduled because a heat seeking camera recently identified a hot connection that needs repaired to prevent failure of the overhead equipment. If left unrepaired, an equipment failure would lead to a much longer and unplanned outage. Please check back to our website for updates.

 

 

History

Over seventy-five years ago, in the general election held November 8, 1938, the people of Skamania County created the Public Utility District No. 1 of Skamania County to distribute electricity and water to county residents. Concurrent with the formation of the PUD, the people elected Clement Akerman of District 1, J. Chauncey Price of District 2, and Harry J. Card of District 3 to serve as its first commissioners. Following a year of preparation, the PUD opened for business in 1940. That first year 400 customers were served in and around the Stevenson area. Surprisingly, our customers paid over 3 cents per kWHr in 1940, back when bread was a dime a loaf, steak was 25 cents a pound, and gas was 15 cents a gallon. For more information read the first Skamania PUD newsletter published July 1948.