Oct 14, 2020
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CARES COVID-19 LIMITED GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE. PUD 3 is a subrecipient of federal CARES funds from the County for PUD 3 residential customers who have suffered a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19. Funds are limited and available to qualifying applicants on a first come, first serve basis. Apply for the federal funds by filling out an application or calling PUD 3 customer service. The deadline to apply is November 10, 2020 and award payments will be applied as a credit to the eligible applicant's utility account by December of 2020. To learn more about eligibility, visit the PUD 3 Assistance Page. See how PUD 3 is responding to COVID-19 here.
Budget Billing provides a sense of security in having your bill be a consistent amount each month.
This is a great program if you want to know how much your monthly electric bill will be, for those who are on a fixed income, or who travel. Budget Billing is not a way to save money. You should still monitor your energy usage. However, with this program you’ll know what your electric bill will be each month to help you plan accordingly.
There are no income guidelines and no extra charges. If you’ve been in your house for twelve months, May is the perfect month to sign up. To qualify, your account must be current, with a zero-balance.
The program works by estimating your yearly bill based on your past usage, and then dividing that amount into equal monthly payments over a 12 month period.
The plan runs from June through April. Your budget amount will be recalculated with your May bill, and any credit or debit will be averaged out over the next 12 months. Customers still pay for all the energy they use during the plan year.
For added convenience, sign-up for automatic payments directly from your bank account, credit or debit card. Paperless billing is also available.