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Here you will find press releases, special reports, our customer newsletter ("Currently"), our customer magazine ("Current") and updates during major storms.

Press Releases

(Current News)

  • Seven Simple Savers: PUD Energy Tips
    8/26/2014

    Reduce Bills & Improve Comfort in Your Home

    Snohomish County Public Utility District has some great ideas for saving energy as we head into fall. You’ll not only save money on bills, but you’ll be helping the environment by using resources wisely.

    • Check for cracks around doors and windows to make sure they’re properly sealed to reduce heat loss.
    • Check the air filters of your electric furnace every month. By replacing dirty filters, you'll improve your air quality as well as save energy.
    • Stock up on energy-saving LED and compact fluorescent light bulbs, discounted at many local retailers.
    • Set your home heat to 68 degrees when you’re home and awake. Set it at 55 degrees when you’re sleeping or away.
    • Install a programmable thermostat for both comfort and savings.
    • Set your water heater no higher than 120° F. It saves energy and prevents accidental scalding from overheated water.
    • Use your microwave or toaster oven instead of your range whenever possible.

    For other energy-saving tips and information about PUD conservation programs, click here or call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.

  • PUD Customers Generate Solar, Get Great Incentives
    6/4/2014

    Power of the Sun

    Snohomish PUD customers are turning to solar energy like never before. More than 450 solar energy systems have been installed at homes and businesses served by the utility.

    “In the last two years, we’ve seen prices for solar units come down considerably,” said PUD Energy Efficiency Program Manager Leslie Moynihan. “Systems have dropped in price by as much as 40 percent.”

    In addition to lower prices, solar enthusiasts can take advantage of federal tax credits and state production incentives to help pay off their investments in solar much quicker. The PUD also offers cash incentives and educational support through its Solar Express program.

    PUD customers who’ve installed solar energy systems also like how they’re helping the environment by generating clean energy.

    “For me, solar is simply the future of power,” said Fred Westergaard of Camano Island. “And Snohomish PUD was easy to work with during my installation.”

    PUD Solar Express

    A range of incentives and educational support offered through Solar Express make the process easy for customers. 

    Residential customers can qualify for up to $2,500 for solar photovoltaic systems and commercial customers can qualify for up to $10,000. All customers with electric water heaters can qualify for a $500 incentive for solar hot water systems. Customers may also qualify for additional federal tax credits and state production incentives.

    Solar Express is one of the ways the PUD is promoting clean, locally-generated renewable resources. For more information, including qualifications, call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700 or click here.

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425-783-8411
(M-F, 8am to 5pm)


Visit the PUD at the Evergreen State Fair!

Thursday, Aug. 21 – Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

The Evergreen State Fair has been one of Snohomish County’s biggest summer events for over 100 years! Stop by our booth this year, based on the theme “Savings With a Smile!”

Learn About:

  • Conservation programs to help you save
  • Free No Cost and Low-Cost tips for saving energy!
  • Resources – online billing, Budget Payment Plans & low-income/senior discounts
  • Displays of efficient lighting and a ductless heat pump
  • Green energy information – solar, wind, tidal, geothermal

Meet friendly PUD staff members, ready to answer your questions and share news about your utility’s programs and services for customers.