Public Utility Districts

Chelan county residents and business can take advantage of several rebates, programs and get help from experts at the PUD. Be sure to check their website if you're renovating or building a home. Business owners can learn more about energy saving options for commercial and industrial buildings and operations. 

Visit Chelan PUD's webpage about the Energy Independence Act (I-937) to learn more about how they are working to increase renewable energy and energy conservation. 

Douglas County PUD is not required to meet the targets of the Energy Independence Act (I-937) because they serve less than 25,000 customers. Therefore they do not offer rebates and energy conservation services.

You can view Douglas County's Integrated Resource Plan 2019 update here. 

Renewable Energy

See above for information regarding the Energy Independence Act (I-937) in our area. 

The Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility and Renewable Energy Center is operated by Puget Sound Energy. It islocated 16 miles east of Ellensburg.


The wind turbines at Wild Horse can generate up to 273 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The solar array, one of the Northwest's largest, can generate up to 502 kilowatts of electricity. The vistor's center offers great tours for a first-hand look at how these elements are turned into electricity.

Home Energy Efficiency

If you're a Chelan county resident, see above for links to the PUD's rebate programs for homeowners. 

Megan Kramer Consulting
Megan Kramer
(541) 401-7171

Jourdan HVAC/R Consulting, LLC
Greg Jourdan
(509) 741-7105

AMS Inspection Services
Aaron Schreiner
(509) 393-5829

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