Application for New Electric Service

This is for sites where there is no meter currently installed or where there are no existing PUD facilities.

A Social Security Number is required to complete the credit check for online applicants who do not have a current credit history with Lewis PUD.  Upon receipt of the application, a Customer Service Representative will contact the applicant(s) to obtain the 9 digit SSN and run the credit check. When applying in person, please bring two pieces of unexpired, government-issued identification, one of which contains a photograph. The PUD will accept all forms of identification approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and/or the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.

When applying for a commercial account, the person requesting service must be an employee and authorized guarantor of the business. In the case of a Sole Ownership or a Partnership, the request to set up service must be initiated by the owner(s).

You may be contacted by our Customer Service department first to set up your account and establish the initial billing.  Once that is completed, you will be contacted by the Engineering department.

Fees & Deposits

  • A non-refundable Account Service Charge (ASC) of $10.00 will be billed on your opening statement.
  • A security deposit may be required when starting service.
  • A non-refundable Engineering Service Fee of $100.00 will be required prior to an engineer’s site visit.
  • The determination of the deposit requirement for residential customers is dependent upon the results of a soft credit check through Online Utility Exchange™.
  • Deposit amounts are due when construction charges are invoiced.
  • The security deposit requirement for residential customers can be waived if:
    • The applicant has established a satisfactory payment history with Lewis County PUD.
    • A credit check from Online Utility Exchange provides a positive credit report for all applicants.
  • A deposit refund can occur when a customer has maintained a current account with no late payments for no less than 12 consecutive months. Refund amounts will be applied as a credit to the customer account for which the deposit was assessed.
  • Upon termination of service, the security deposit will be applied to all outstanding charges at the time of the final billing and any remaining funds will be refunded in the form of a check to the primary customer.