Rates, Fees and Policies

Rates, Fees and Policies

The PUD's elected Board of Commissioners sets our electric rates and customer policies. This board meets at the PUD office at 961 12th Avenue in Longview, at 2:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. These meetings are open to the public.

Special public hearings are held when rate changes are being considered. Rate hearing dates are publicized through the local media, our website and announced at the regularly scheduled board meetings.

Electric Rate Schedules - Effective September 1, 2015

   Schedule 1 Residential Service
   Schedule 4 Small General Service
   Schedule 5 General Service
   Schedule 8 Large Commercial and Industrial Service - Primary
   Schedule 9 Large Commercial and Industrial Service - Transmission
   Schedule 10 Private Street and Area Lighting
   Schedule 40 Public Street Lighting
   Schedule 62 Direct Access Delivery Charge - Transmission Voltage Delivery
   SDR DDR Low-income Senior and Disabled Discount Rate Plans
  Green Power Volunter Green Power Program

 

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Customer

As a Cowlitz PUD customer, you are also one of the owners. Your rights and responsibilities as a customer are addressed in the policies attached below. Please always feel free to stop in or call us if you have any questions about your account or any PUD-related business.

Customer Services Policy
Smart Grid Opt-out Request Form
Resolution No.2693 Adopting Modified Terms

Other Cowlitz PUD Policies

It is the policy (CS-6 Public Records Act) of Cowlitz PUD to release records of the District in compliance with the Public Records Act set forth at Chapter 42.56 RCW, and any other applicable provisions of federal or state law.

Following is a list of District policies. To request documents please fill out this form and email it to publicrecords@cowlitzpud.org.

Administration
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
AD-1 Employee Mobile Phone Stipend 4/12/05 9/22/15
AD-2 Travel & Reimbursement 7/12/05 5/12/15
AD-4 Board of Commissioners Governance 7/11/06 4/11/17
AD-5 Expenditures For Non-Travel Business Meals and Other Expenses 11/13/07 6/23/15
AD-6 Vehicle Use 4/22/08 5/26/15
AD-8 Environmental Sustainability 3/10/09 7/28/15
AD-9 Records Management 1/26/10 10/27/15
AD-10 Rate Administration 1/24/12  
AD-11 Social Media Policy 5/13/14  
AD-12 Cyber Security Policy 3/10/15  
AD-13 Public Records Act (Previously CS-6) 10/26/11 9/8/15
AD-14 Business Continuity Policy 10/27/15  
 
Accounting & Finance
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
AF-1 Financial 5/22/12  
 
Engineering
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
EN Engineering Policies 4/01/05 5/1/17
 
Human Resources
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
HR-3*** Salary Compensation (Staff) Resolution No. 2696 12/13/05 2/10/15
HR-11 Educational Assistance 5/13/08 7/14/15
HR-12 Logo Wear 5/13/08  
 
Operations
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
OP-1 Procurement & Purchasing & Procedures 6/14/05 9/4/15
OP-2 Surplus 9/13/05 4/12/16
OP-4 Vehicle Replacement 6/01/07 4/12/16
OP-5 Electrical Facilities Sabotage 9/28/07 8/10/10
OP-6 Reliability Compliance Program 3/27/12  3/14/17
OP-7 Arc Flash Hazard Program and Garment Policy 3/24/15  
 
Power Management
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
PM-2 Wholesale Energy Risk Management 1/22/13 10/25/16