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  • Snohomish PUD Honored for Information Technology Work

    Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) has been honored for its ongoing work to upgrade information technology systems and to advance cybersecurity protections within the energy industry. Three energy and technology organizations, based in the U.S. and South Africa, recognized the utility this fall for its achievements in these areas.

    IT Executive of the Year

    PUD Chief Information Officer Benjamin Beberness was named 2016 Energy Sector Security Executive of the Year by EnergySec, an organization that supports enhanced security for technology infrastructure. The PUD has been a national leader in cybersecurity, evidenced by its many collaborations in the public and private sectors, organization of three Cybersecurity Summits and cyber penetration exercises conducted with the Washington National Guard.

    SAP Utility of the Year

    The PUD also was named Utility of the Year by SAP, a multinational software corporation, for the utility’s ongoing “ONE” program, a multi-year software implementation that creates a foundation for the utility’s future business growth. The program greatly consolidates hundreds of software programs as part of a PUD continuous improvement effort.

    Metering & Smart Energy International

    South African Metering & Smart Energy International, a media and research organization serving the utility industry, honored the PUD as a Global Smart Energy Elite for both its work with cybersecurity and utility transformation through the ONE program. The PUD achievements will be featured in the organization’s fall magazine.

    Snohomish County PUD, based north of Seattle, serves one of the fastest growing regions in the Pacific Northwest. It is the 12th largest public utility in the U.S. and the second largest in Washington state, serving more than 340,000 electric customer accounts.

  • PUD’s Planet Power Funds Two New Solar Installations

    Green Program Supports Local Solar Projects

    Everett, WA — Several thousand Snohomish County PUD customers are supporting solar energy by participating in the utility’s voluntary Planet Power green energy program. The PUD will fund two additional projects for installation in the coming months. With the new systems, the program now has helped fund 34 solar arrays throughout Snohomish County. This is the eighth year of grants under the program.

    The two 2016 projects are:

    Tulalip Tribes - Betty J. Taylor Early Learning Academy

    This Tulalip Tribes’ project features a 16.6 kilowatt solar energy system. It also includes related energy curriculum and a lobby kiosk that will display real-time solar data. An annual celebration at the learning center provides another opportunity to encourage sustainability in the community. The Bonneville Environmental Fund also contributed funding for the project.

    Marysville Pilchuck High School

    This Marysville project includes a 9.75 kilowatt solar energy system on the roof of the school’s pool building. Both students and staff will be able to access solar monitoring systems to learn how solar energy and other clean technologies benefit society. An informational display and solar curriculum for engineering, technical and art classes will provide additional educational opportunities.

    The two 2016 projects were selected through a grant-application process that evaluated technical feasibility, site visibility, cost-competitiveness, availability of matching funds and outreach plans.

    Planet Power is supported by voluntary donations from PUD customers. Every dollar contributed goes directly to operate the program, educate the community and increase the level of energy that is produced from renewable sources. For more information, visit, or call the utility’s Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.

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