Stay Far Far Away from Fallen Power Lines

It's storm season and that means trees falling into power lines and pulling them to the ground. Remember: it's never safe to approach a power line that is on the ground! It can be fatal!

It is hard to see fallen lines, and many times people report seeing a small fire in the grass and don’t realize that it is the energized line that is causing the fire. You don’t even have to touch a fallen line to be electrocuted. Stay at least 30 feet away from any fallen line. Call the PUD immediately to report the location of any fallen line. If the fallen line is life-threatening – for example, causing a fire, sparking or touching an occupied car – also call 911.

For more information about fallen power lines, visit our website.

Holiday Shopping: Reward Yourself With Savings!

Shopping for a new appliance or home product? Let the PUD help you find the most energy-efficient product and do your comparison shopping from the convenience of one site! Eligible products include clothes washers, dryers, smart thermostats, ultra HD TVs, air purifiers, sound bars, freezers, and refrigerators.

  • When you purchase an eligible product, you can receive 10 LEDs! 
  • Purchasing a qualifying clothes washer or dryer adds either a $50 or $100 prepaid Visa card
  • Purchasing an eligible smart thermostat adds a $75 prepaid Visa card

For details and eligible models, visit our website.

Energy Challenge Tip:
Ask a PUD Registered Contractor!

Wondering what energy-efficient improvements will help you save the most? Not sure where to start? PUD Registered Contractors know our programs and can help you make the best decision. Here are links to our contractor lists:

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The VW Bus is Returning... and It's Electric!

Driven by popular demand, Volkswagen announced it is planning on selling a production version of the award-winning I.D. Buzz concept electric vehicle in 2022. The new vehicle mimics the look of the original VW bus with all-new technology.

The first VW Bus sold in the United States in 1950 had all of 30 hp. The I.D. Buzz concept sports 369 hp from electric motors on each axle that also provide all-wheel drive. The 111 kWh battery pack provides nearly 300 miles of estimated range. Using a VW fast-charge system, it can recharge to about 80% in 30 minutes at 150 kW.