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 debt in the victim’s name.

Tillamook PUD cautions you to be careful with any phone call that seems suspicious. Never give personal information without knowing who you are speaking to. If a caller claims to be a Tillamook PUD representative and you have any doubt, hang up and call us immediately at 503.842.2535 or 800.422.2535.

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

Tillamook PUD Selects McKenzie Richards as Recipient of Employment for Education Award

The Tillamook PUD Board has chosen McKenzie Richards as the 2017 Employment for Education Award recipient. McKenzie is a Tillamook High School Senior and is the daughter of JP and Jen Richards of Tillamook. McKenzie is involved in a wide variety of activities throughout the community. She participates the Key Club, Community 101, Juntos Club… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Extends Due Date for Employment for Education Program Applications

Tillamook PUD has extended the due date for the 2017 Employment for Education Program applications to Friday, April 21, 2017. All Tillamook County high school seniors who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply: be a U.S. Citizen and reside in the Tillamook PUD service area be at least 17 years old  have a… Continue Reading

Customer Satisfaction Survey Underway

Tillamook PUD is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction while also seeking ways to increase connections with our customers. To ensure we are making improvements in these areas, we are asking Tillamook PUD customers to participate in a very important customer satisfaction survey. We have contracted with Acti-Dyne Survey Research… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Accepting Applications for 2017 Employment for Education Program

Tillamook PUD is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Employment for Education Program. The program is an opportunity for full-time college students to work at the PUD during their school breaks, a minimum of 14 weeks per year. Students begin working after high school graduation and start by assisting tree trimming and line crews. Their… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Thanks Customers for Energy Conservation Efforts during Nestucca Sub Repairs

Tillamook PUD is in the process of investigating the extent of the damaged caused to a power transformer at the Nestucca Substation after a weather related event that occurred this past Monday, February 6, 2017. We would like to thank all of the South County customers for being diligent in conserving energy as we continue… Continue Reading