Douglas PUD commissioners adopt Clean Energy Implementation Plan

EAST WENATCHEE – Douglas County PUD commissioners Aaron Viebrock, Molly Simpson, and Ronald Skagen adopted the Clean Energy Implementation Plan at their monthly meeting Dec. 20.
“The plan considers renewable energy, energy efficiency, and demand response as required by the Clean Energy Transformation Act,” PUD public information officer Meaghan Vibbert wrote in a media release.
Governor Jay Inslee signed the legislation in May 2019 which commits the state to an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.
In other PUD business the commissioners:
● Authorized a contract change order for replacement of 114.4kV main generator breakers for the Wells Hydroelectric Project to address unit outage availability. The change will extend the contract completion date to May 31, 2022.
● Approved amendment No. 1 to the professional service agreement with Perteet. The amendment will increase the contract amount by $93,160 due to increased design requests and change the rate charged as allowed by contract.
● Authorized Note No. 10 loan from the Electric Distribution System Capital Project Revolving Loan Fund to the Wells Hydroelectric Project for construction capital.
● Approved an interlocal agreement for fire protection services with Douglas County Fire District No. 4. In accordance with RCW 52.30.020, the agreement is for the protection and safety of personnel and property of the District. This agreement is effective through December 31, 2031.
● Authorized a legal services agreement with the law firm of Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn and Aylward, P.S. Effective January 1, 2022 through January 1, 2023.
The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 2022, at the District’s East Wenatchee Office.


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