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.

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Remodeling or Changing Service

Remodeling or Changing Service

If you're adding or changing your electrical load, we need to know to make sure you get the power needed.

This includes remodeling, changing out your electrical panel, or changing the type of electrical service to your property. Before you or your electrician do the work, please fill out an application for altered service. Depending upon the complexity of the job and number of applications we’re working on, this may take between two and eight weeks, so plan ahead.

You can find a list of PUD 3's Engineering Specifications & Policies and our Service Rules & Regulations in the Document Archives.

PUD 3 Document Archives

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  • Application for altered service/added load.
  • Application for Credit if the PUD 3 account isn’t in your name (unless you have previously completed an Application for Credit).
  • A copy of the Building Permit and Approval Number from the State Electrical Inspector are required, but not necessary to submit application for estimate. Click Here
  • Plot Plan of Development or Drawing of Property (Need location of septic, poles, mobile, home (entrance), and temporaries).
  • Copies of current recorded deed or current recorded contract of sale, and parcel number for property.
  • Clearly marked parcel corners.

PUD 3’s engineering staff is specially trained to design a safe, legal, and cost-effective plan to connect your new home or business to PUD 3’s clean, reliable electric grid. Because there are so many variables, we do not give “rough estimates” for specific jobs.

All customers must submit an application for electrical service in order to receive a cost estimate.

This handout may offer a better explanation.

PUD 3 may have rebates available for upgrading the energy efficient of your home or equipment during a remodel. Call the Conservation Department at 360-426-0777 to learn more.

NOTE: If your remodel requires a permit to bring the building up to code, some rebates may not apply.

  • PUD 3 must have access to the meter every month.
  • The meter base must be installed on the outside of the building, where it’s easy to get to.
  • Don’t put the meter base in these locations:
    • Over 5 feet off the ground
    • In a carport or other places that may be enclosed later.
    • In the same area that your dog will be kept.
    • Anywhere you want absolute privacy.

Don’t tamper with the meter:

Customers who have disconnected or reconnected their power without proper authorization and/or have tampered with the meter, or had their seals cut will be billed a minimum $100.00 tampering fee.

Customers who have disconnected or reconnected their power without proper authorization and/or have tampered with the meter, or had their seals cut will be billed a minimum $360.00 tampering fee plus actual costs.

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