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Brief Planned Power Outage- Woods and Sandlake Road

Approximately 750 customers located in the South County areas of Woods and Sandlake Road, will experience a brief power outage on Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m.

The outage is a necessary step in the beginning stages of a voltage conversion project for the Beaver and Sandlake areas, and in the rebuild of the Beaver Substation.    

There will be additional outages during this project over the next few weeks. Information, notices and updates will be given as the project continues.

We thank you for your patience as we work to improve and upgrade the system!

Beware of Phone Scams!

Tillamook PUD has received recent reports of phone scams occurring in our service area, directed towards our local utility customers. Phone scam callers attempt to convince their targets to provide personal debit and credit card information, stating there is a past due balance and power will be disconnected unless an immediate payment is made. If… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Employment for Education Program Applications Available Now

Tillamook PUD is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Employment for Education Program. The program is a great opportunity for full-time college students to work at the PUD during their school breaks, a minimum of 14 weeks per year. The selected student begins working after high school graduation, doing a variety of tasks such as… Continue Reading

New Year, New Electrical Billing Statement

Tillamook PUD is kicking off the new year with a new look to our electrical billing statements. Beginning this month, January 2018, customers will receive a fresh new looking electrical bill and an enclosed printed tutorial explaining the new format. The billing statement has a simplified look, and contains all the vital account information you… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Offers Community Grants for 2018

Tillamook PUD is offering a Community Support Grant program to local non-profit organizations with projects promoting economic growth and community livability in Tillamook County. Organizations interested in applying for a grant must complete and submit an application by February 23, 2018. Applications are evaluated by the PUD Board of Directors, with final project selection in… Continue Reading

Beware of Phone Scams

Beware of Phone Scams

Recently, there have several been reports of phone scams aimed at local utility customers. Callers attempt to convince their targets to provide personal debit and credit card information, stating there is a past due balance and power will be disconnected unless an immediate payment is made. With this information, the scammer can ring up enormous… Continue Reading

PUD Customer Rates Remain Stable through 2017-2018 Winter

During the Tuesday, July 18 special Board Workshop focused on customer rates, the Tillamook PUD Board of Directors made a decision to postpone any rate actions until after the 2017-2018 winter season.    This decision has come after the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) announced in June that they will raise their power rates by 5.5… Continue Reading

Evergreen/Arcadia Wind Energy Scam

Recently, some of our customers have been contacted about the “opportunity” to buy wind energy from Arcadia Power through a program called Evergreen. Customers are asked to create an account by providing their local utility information.  The company infers that Tillamook People’s Utility District participates in this program, but this is not the case. Tillamook… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Contractors Perform Inspection and Treatment of Wood Power Poles

Tillamook PUD has contracted with National Wood Treating Company to perform the inspection and treatment of 2,200 wood power poles on the District’s system. This program enhances public safety and reduces long-term operating costs and unanticipated power outages. Occasionally it may be necessary for the contractor to cross private property to get to poles located… Continue Reading

Planned Power Outage Notice- Netarts and Oceanside Areas

Approximately 1,779 customers located in the areas of Highway 131, Whiskey Creek, Netarts and Oceanside will experience a brief power outage on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The outage has been scheduled to take place beginning at 9:00 a.m. until approximately 9:10 a.m. During this time crews will perform necessary system maintenance.  Thank you for your… Continue Reading