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Asotin | Benton | Chelan | Clark | Clallam | Cowlitz | Douglas | Ferry
Franklin | Grant | Grays Harbor | Jefferson | Kittitas | Klickitat | Lewis
Mason No. 1 | Mason No. 3 | Okanogan | Pacific | Pend Oreille | Skamania
Wahkiakum | Whatcom

Serving Communities with Affordable, Reliable Electricity

PUDs have a long history of serving communities with some of the cleanest electricity in the nation at some of the lowest rates.  Nearly 90% of the electricity resources PUDs use to serve customers produce zero carbon emissions. 

PUDs recognize the value of powering our communities with clean, renewable and reliable hydropower which makes up nearly 80% of PUD electricity resources.  In addition to hydropower, PUDs rely on other carbon-free resources including nuclear, wind, and solar energy to serve customers.  PUDs’ exceptionally clean electricity resources keep carbon emissions to a minimum with PUD resources producing just 1.4% of the state’s total carbon emissions.

In addition to serving communities with clean electricity, PUDs have invested in various clean energy initiatives such as electric vehicle charging stations, community solar projects and energy efficiency/conservation incentive programs for customers.

Because of PUDs’ clean electricity resources, energy knowledge and experience, PUDs are well positioned to reduce carbon emissions from other sectors of the economy including transportation, the single largest source of carbon emissions in Washington State (producing 57% of the state’s total emissions). This has led to two relatively new authorities for PUDs; production and distribution of renewable natural gas and renewable hydrogen, both of which can be used to reduce greenhouse gas from the transportation fleet.

Learn more about PUD clean electricity and how PUDs measure up here.

Renewable Hydrogen: In 2019 the legislature gave PUDs the authority to use their clean, renewable energy resources, mainly hydropower, to produce and distribute renewable hydrogen which can be used as a clean-burning transportation fuel and for other industrial purposes.  The new authority allows PUDs to maximize the value of their clean energy resources while reducing carbon from other sectors of the economy.  

Renewable Natural Gas: In 2015 Public Utility Districts were granted the authority to produce and sell renewable natural gas (RNG). Renewable natural gas is produced by converting greenhouse gases emitted from landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and dairy digesters. When RNG is used as a transportation fuel it displaces gasoline or diesel with renewable fuel, lowering greenhouse gas emissions. This PUD authority adds value to the PUD projects, provides a substantial source of renewable fuel in the state, and reduces greenhouse gas from the transportation fleet.


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