Projects are underway!

In 2015, Commissioners asked the public to help identify ways to boost quality of life in Chelan County through a Public Power Benefit program. Priority projects have been selected, and work has started.

About Public Power Benefits Projects

Parking Pass Pilot Study

Starting July 15, we began issuing a limited number of day-use parking passes to Chelan PUD customers and/or County residents for use at Daroga, Lincoln Rock and Wenatchee Confluence State Parks. These parks belong to Chelan County PUD and are managed by Washington State Parks.

  • The pass is like a State Park Discover Pass, but only for these three parks.
  • This pass does not cover boat launches or overnight camping fees.
  • If you have a Discover Pass, you do not need the PUD pass.
  • This pass is for Chelan PUD customers and Chelan County residents only.

The Parking Pass is a proposed Public Power Benefit. It is currently a pilot study, not a permanent program. If you participate we will be asking you to do a few survey questions for us during the 18-month pilot study.

Learn More Participate in the Pilot

Splash Pad Planning

One proposed Public Power Benefit could be a “splash pad” water feature at one of our 14 PUD parks. We’d like your help deciding where it should go. Please give us your top-two picks for which park would benefit most.

Pick Two Parks

Status of Projects

Parks & Recreation✓ ✓
Water & Wastewater✓ ✓ ✓
Fiber & Telecom
Economic Development✓ ✓ ✓


The Best for the Most for the Longest

In Chelan County, we enjoy many benefits of public power—reliable electricity at low rates, fast internet, clean water, fourteen parks, and countless secondary benefits to our local economy, health, and more. Why? Because previous generations in Chelan County had the foresight to invest in the hydroelectric projects that power our quality of life.

Now it is our turn. This new Public Power Benefit program is about carrying our county’s legacy of care for the common good forward for future generations. That’s why our motto is “the best, for the most, for the longest.” This attitude is how we got to where we are today, and it is what will continue to lift our quality of life now and in the future.