How to Save Money on Your Cowlitz County PUD Bill

(Last Updated On: December 31, 2018)

Cowlitz County PUD customers can save serious money on their monthly bills! The Cowlitz County PUD offers several assistance programs, including deposit waivers and discounts, for qualifying customers. If you’re facing a high bill or a potential shut-off, we’ve also found resources that can help you make your payments.

Some customers can have their new customer deposit waived.

If you are active duty military or a veteran, you may be able to have your initial deposit waived.

Low income seniors and disabled customers can get discounts.

Low-income seniors and disabled customers can receive a discount on their power bill. It is important to realize that seniors must be at least 65 years old to qualify. Cowlitz County PUD offers discounts ranging from 5% to 25%, depending on the households’ income level.

A home energy audit and weatherization services can help you save money each month.

A free home energy audit, conducted by a PUD Energy Efficiency Specialist, can help customers identify ways to improve the energy efficiency of their home. During the audit, the specialist will inspect insulation levels, examine mechanical systems and provide custom energy-saving tips to help lower energy costs. The audit is also a required first step toward weatherization rebates. Schedule one by clicking here.

Free weatherization services can help you correct any issues identified in the free energy audit. The Cowlitz County PUD and Lower Columbia Community Action Program offer assistance with insulation, windows and door replacements.

Cowlitz County PUD offers rebates for certain energy-efficiency purchases, including insulation, windows, certain appliances and heat pumps.

You can pre-pay for electricity to save money.

Customers can opt to use the new MyPowerPay pre-pay purchasing option that gives customers greater control over their power bill. Customers pay what they can, when they can. Cowlitz County PUD supplies electricity to the customer’s home until the money runs out. Customers can add money either online or via a mobile app. This program prevents customers from facing late fees, deposits or collections for delinquent balances. For more information, please contact the PUD or view this brochure.

Customers can track their daily electrical use with the free MyUse system. Of course, customers can better manage their electricity consumption by using these daily usages and temperature readings. Special alerts can also be created that will notify you if you have high usage.

If you need help paying your Cowlitz County PUD bill, these resources can help.

All customers who have either an outstanding balance or are unable to pay their bill are urged to call the PUD as soon as possible for assistance and payment arrangements. You can call them toll-free at 1-800-631-1131.

Additionally, the Warm Neighbor Program generates funds to assist low-income customers with their electric expenses. These funds are distributed through the Lower Columbia Community Action Program, so you will need to contact CAP at (360) 425-3430 for more information.

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