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
Electric Service Conditions Policy
Resolution No.2693 Adopting Modified Terms
Fee Schedule and Definitions
Line Extension Policy

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 - AD
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-3 Economic Development 11/22/05 1/14/14
AD-4 Board of Commissioners Governance 7/11/06 11/24/15
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-7 Identify Theft Prevention (Red Flag Policy) 10/28/08  
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  
AD-15 Data Privacy Policy 9/27/16  
 
Accounting & Finance - AF
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
AF-1 Financial 5/22/12  
 
Customer Service - CS
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
CS-1 Customer Services 11/08/05 4/08/14
CS-2 Electric Service Conditions 11/08/05 6/23/15
CS-1
& 2A
Definitions and Schedule of Fees 11/08/05 5/10/16
CS-3 Auditorium Use Agreement 4/20/07 12/03/09
CS-4 Customer Collection of Debt Over Six Years 12/22/09  
CS-5 Workplace Violence Policy 12/22/09 4/28/15
CS-7 Smart Grid Customer Participation Policy 9/11/12 7/14/15
CS-8 Veterans Deposit Waiver 7/02/12 7/14/15
CS-9 Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund (Draft Only)    
 
Engineering - EN
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
EN-1 Rights-of-Way 4/01/05 6/9/15
EN-2 Line Extension 4/1/05 5/13/14
EN-3 Trans. & Dist. System Improvement 5/31/05 6/9/15
EN-4 Interconnection Standards 1/24/06 2/10/15
EN-5 Alternate Electric Service 4/01/08 1/26/16
EN-6 Facility Connection Requirements Overview 2/26/08  
EN-7 Communications Tower Sighting Policy 3/12/13 3/8/16
 
Human Resources - HR
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
HR-1* Residency Requirement
*Repealed by HR-2 on 2/08/11
5/01/05 Rescinded
9/27/16
HR-2** Educational Assistance
**Repealed by HR-11 on 5/13/08
8/09/05 Repealed by HR-11
5/13/08
HR-3*** Salary Compensation (Staff) Resolution No. 2696 12/13/05 2/10/15
HR-4 Equal Employment Opportunity 5/13/08 Rescinded
9/27/16
HR-5 Business Ethics and Conduct 5/13/08 Rescinded
9/27/16
HR-6 Employment of Relatives & Personal Relationships in the Workplace 5/13/08 Rescinded
9/27/16
HR-7 Immigration Law Compliance 5/13/08 Rescinded
9/27/16
HR-8 Conflicts of Interest 5/13/08 Rescinded
9/27/16
HR-9 Outside Employment 5/13/08 Rescinded
9/27/16
HR-10 Disability Accommodation 5/13/08 Rescinded
9/27/16
HR-11 Educational Assistance 5/13/08 7/14/15
HR-12 Logo Wear 5/13/08  
HR-13 General Manager's Authority to Negotiate Employment Separation Agreement for PERS1 Employees 1/12/10 Rescinded
9/27/16
 
Operations - OP
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  
OP-7 Arc Flash Hazard Program and Garment Policy 3/24/15  
 
Power Management - PM
Policy No. Description Original
Effective
Date
Revised
Effective
Date
PM-2 Wholesale Energy Risk Management 1/22/13 10/25/16