Bonneville Power Administration’s cost increases, depressed surplus power revenue, renewable energy mandates, and deferred infrastructure investments were the key factors of Lewis County PUD Commissioners approving a rate increase effective January 1, 2020. The price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) will increase for all metered accounts and varies by rate schedule. There is no change to the daily fixed charge. A residential customer using 1,400 kWh per month will see an increase of $4.43 per month, before city taxes, which works out to be a 3.6% increase on the bill.
Lewis County PUD offers many programs and services available to assist customers, such as free energy audits, rebates and incentives for conservation measures, low-income weatherization, and energy efficiency loans. Qualifying customers can also take advantage of Project Share, a low-income assistance program administered through the Community Action Council.