Your Utility Newsletter

Wahkiakum PUD publishes Your Utility News newsletters 1-2 times each year. If you have a suggestion or topic you would like to see in our newsletter, contact Wahkiakum PUD at 360-795-3266 or 360-465-2171.

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Wahkiakum PUD does not have any ownership of, interest in, or control over the information provided by the following links. The PUD expressly disclaims any and all warranties for any purpose; and shall not be responsible for any inaccurate information contained therein.


A renewable energy incentive program for citizens and businesses of Washington passed the Washington State Legislature and was signed into law by the Governor. Washington State University (WSU) Energy Program oversees implementation of the program. To learn more including how to participate and obtain necessary applications visit WSU Renewable Energy System Incentive Program.


The LightRecycle Washington program began on January 1, 2015 for the collection and recycling of mercury-containing lights sold at retail. A network of collection sites has been established throughout Washington State that includes consumers, retailers, municipal waste facilities, collection events, and residential curbside collection. Mercury-containing lights include compact fluorescent lights (CFL), high intensity discharge (HID) bulbs, fluorescent tubes or other devices that contain mercury and provide functional illumination in homes, businesses, and outdoor stationary fixtures. Washington State residents can recycle up to 10 mercury-containing lights per day for free, by dropping them off at authorized Collection Sites throughout the State. Recycle up to 10 mercury-containing lights per day. Visit to locate a recycling center near you. NOTE: Wahkiakum PUD provides a small recycling station for its customers to recycle CFL bulbs located at the Cathlamet utility office.  


Wahkiakum Post 5297 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars assistance and resources (including local contact information) can be found on their website at


LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded program that assists low-income households in making home heating more affordable, avoid shutoff of utility services during the winter months, and maintain a warm, safe, and healthy environment for their families. Clients must meet income eligibility guidelines to qualify. CAP may offer additional services such as Home Energy Assessments, housing, senior services, Meals on Wheels and more. For a complete list of services, call CAP at 360-425-3430 or visit to learn more.

WAHKIAKUM COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM (access to REAP Program and Wahkiakum PUD Senior and/or Disabled Citizen Discount Program)

Wahkiakum Community Outreach serves Wahkiakum County and administers Wahkiakum PUD’s Residential Energy Assistance Program (REAP) as well as other sources of utility assistance, housing/rental assistance, emergency housing, food/ clothing assistance, referrals, qualification of Wahkiakum PUD’s Senior and/or Disabled Citizen Discount Program and more. For a complete list of services and to determine if you qualify for REAP assistance call 360-795-8630 or 1-800-635-5989 or visit to learn more.


Local assistance may be available for a family member caring for a relative’s child(ren) in Wahkiakum County. Assistance may include rent, utility, bedding, furniture, clothing, school supplies, instrument rentals, gas and bus vouchers, car repairs, tutoring, food and interpreter services. For more information contact Sarah Revord at 360-759-4317 or Visit to learn more.


ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program to identify and promote energy–efficient products and buildings in order to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through voluntary labeling of or other forms of communication about products and buildings that meet the highest energy efficiency standards. Looking for some home assessment tools, some home improvement resources or tax credit information? Visit to learn more.


Check out tips for saving energy and money by visiting these energy saver topics on appliances, heating and cooling, lights and more.  Here you can find tips on saving energy during vacation, summer energy saving tips, suggestions on detecting air leaks, saving electricity through energy-efficient computer use, how to estimate appliance and home electronic energy use and more; visit to learn more.


Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) was formed in 1936. It represents 27 nonprofit, community-owned utilities that provide electricity, water and wastewater services, and wholesale telecommunications to almost one-million residential, business, and industrial customers in communities across the State of Washington. The mission of WPUDA is to support, protect and enhance members’ ability to conserve power and water resources of the state and to provide not-for-profit, locally-controlled utility services for the people of Washington. Visit to learn more.


Considering doing some energy efficiency improvements around your home and need to confirm if your contractor or tradespeople is licensed? Visit their website at  and search by name, city or county, license or UBI number to look up a business or individual to be sure they’ve met all legal requirements for operating in Washington.


Wahkiakum PUD is a member of joint operating agency Energy Northwest (ENW).  ENW owns and operates four electricity generating facilities in the northwest: White Bluffs Solar Station, Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project, Nine Canyon Wind Project and Columbia Generating Station.  Wahkiakum PUD has a one percent ownership in the Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project.  Visit to learn more about Energy Northwest.