Chelan PUD Paving Area Parks Before Winter

From the PUD: Asphalt companies stop laying pavement once the weather turns cool. Below is a list of asphalt projects on the horizon and a change of dates for some landscaping work:   DATE CHANGE – Old Mill Park in Manson Originally scheduled for the week of Sept. 10, this…


Chelan PUD Discusses Impact of Cryptocurrency Operations in Neighborhoods

Chelan PUD staff are working with the county and cities within the county and the future of cryptocurrency mining, especially in residential zones. Director of Customer Services Andy Wendell says they’ve held several meetings and it’s agreed that mining introduces safety and reliability concerns in neighborhoods. “In addition, it’s recognized…


Work at Hydro Park Will Repair Trail and Parking Lot

Contractors for Chelan PUD are busy with trail and parking lot curbing, patching and paving next week at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park and Aug. 20-23 at Rocky Reach Discovery Center. A section of asphalt trail along the swim beach at Hydro Park will be rebuilt. The beach will be open…


Chelan PUD Extends Crypto Moratorium

Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday listened to comments from 14 people on a proposed rate for cryptocurrency operations that reflects the cost of buying variable-priced market power to serve miners and assures cost recovery for any new infrastructure investments.   The comments on Aug. 6 came at the second hearing…


Chelan PUD Agrees to Buy Land for New Facility

Chelan PUD and the Port of Chelan County have tentatively agreed to a purchase by the PUD of Port-owned land north of the Wenatchee River Bridge and a sale of PUD ownership interests in the Confluence Technology Center (CTC) to the Port.  The agreement provides a path for implementation of…


Chelan PUD Preparing for Cryptocurrency Moratorium Hearing

Chelan PUD Commissioners reviewed information about cryptocurrency operations in their Monday meeting as they prepare for the public hearing August 6th. Lindsey Mohns, Customer Utilities Business Manager, says there is some confusion about what is called Energy Use Intensity which is 250 kilowatt hours per square foot per year. She…


Power Outage Impacts 2,700 in Wenatchee

About 2,700 Chelan PUD customers were without power this morning in Wenatchee for about an hour. Chelan PUD did not list a cause of the outage but noted that it ran from Spokane Street to the south all the way up to 5th Street to the north. It also ran…


Chelan PUD Asks Public to Stop Feeding Marmots

Pesky marmot activities at Chelan PUD Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park and Riverfront Park in Wenatchee and in the past at the Rocky Reach Hydro project are nothing new. These common rodents have wreaked havoc on flower plantings, as well as causing fish habitat damage and riverbank destabilization along the rocky…


Chelan PUD Dealing with Record High Water Levels

A large snowpack followed a hot early spring has resulted in the Chelan PUD trying to deal with all the water coming through the rivers. Commissioner Garry Arseneault says levels are the highest since at least the 1960s. “What has happened is we have had to spill water in order…