Oct 14, 2020
PUDs to provide direct assistance to households experiencing a COVID-19 related... Read more
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.
You can help us get the power back on during an outage, especially in the colder fall and winter months.
We can see problems if lots of electrical devices that use plenty of power (like water heaters, space heaters, and electric heating systems), all try to come back on at the same time. This large rush of current is called “cold load pickup”, and it can sometimes cause problems on the system. That’s why linemen sometimes have to bring customers back on in stages, delaying restoration times for all customers.
If you follow our advice, and turn off those energy hogs until at least 20 minutes after power has been restored, everyone can get their electricity back on faster.