Electrical System Types

Skamania County PUD’s electrical system consists of both overhead and underground facilities.

  • If the power system is overhead, a series of poles will be visible.
  • If the power system is underground, facilities like pad-mount transformer below will be visible.

Existing utility poles without transformers may also be a source that requires the installation of an overhead transformer. Costs for additional facilities will be added to the customer’s fee estimate.

Overhead facilities and pad-mount transformer diagram

After the initial request for service has been processed, a representative from the PUD will advise the customer of the source for the new electric service. This source facility will be either a pole-mounted transformer or a pad-mounted transformer.