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

Pay by Phone: 877-885-7968
Phone: 509-427-5126
Toll-Free 800-922-5329

Are There Programs or Rebates Available to Help Seniors and Others Manage their Monthly Bill?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

Yes!  Skamania PUD sponsors and supports the following programs: Operation Warm Heart: Administered by Washington Gorge Action Programs (WGAP), this program provides emergency dollars for utility…

When and Where are the Skamania PUD Board of Commissioners Meetings Held?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

You are welcome and encouraged to attend any and all Board of Commissioners meetings. Regular board meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each…

What is BPA?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is an American federal agency based in the Pacific Northwest. BPA was created by an act of Congress in 1937 to…

What is a PUD?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

Public Utility Districts (PUDs) are community owned, not-for-profit locally regulated utilities that were created by a vote of the people. Unlike private utilities, PUDs are governed…

Are There Any Low-Cost / No-Cost Tips to Improve Energy Efficiency?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

Yes! The EPA’s ENERGY STAR website is dedicated to saving energy and is continually updated with the newest technology and tips. Skamania PUD also partners with…

Is a Faulty Meter Causing my High Bill?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

It’s very unlikely that any high electric usage you are experiencing is a result of a faulty meter. In fact, a malfunctioning meter is more likely…

Why are My Electric Bills So High Even Though I Make Great Efforts to Conserve?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

It’s never a pleasant surprise when your bill seems higher than normal. The cost of heating your home increases as the outside temperature in winter drops….

Why Do I Pay a Basic Fee Each Month?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

Skamania PUD collects its revenues for electric energy/water delivered to customers in two forms: the basic charge and the energy charge. The basic charge supports fixed…

Why don’t some classes have a demand meter?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

Replacing all customers’ meters to demand capable meters would be costly and impact rates.

Why separate energy charges ($/kWh) and demand charges ($/kW)?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

Electric utilities are sized to meet the maximum usage that all customers of the system may need at any one point in time throughout the year….

What is a demand charge rate ($/kW)?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

Costs incurred by the PUD in providing electric service can be separated into the following categories: Energy costs that vary with the total consumption (flow) of…

Why are large commercial energy charges ($/kwh) less than residential energy charges ($/kWh)?

February 29th, 2020 by Nathaniel Robertson

Due to metering limitations, residential customers do not have a meter that can separate out, or read, demand. Therefore, residential customers demand charges are captured through…