The Clatskanie People’s Utility District was formed by a majority vote of the people in 1940 in order to obtain the benefits of reliable low cost power for this area. A two mill tax was levied in 1941 which brought in approximately $4,500 and that has been the only cost to the taxpayers for forming the District. Revenue bonds totaling $175,000 were issued and the property was purchased from the West Coast Power Company for $150,000 in 1943. The bonds were retired 12 years later in 1955. Service began in 1943 to the Clatskanie and Quincy areas and has extended through the annexation to the Communities of Westport, Alston-Mayger and Rainier. In 2002, the District began retail sales to industrial customers outside of the District. The District owns 50% of the 36MW Wauna Co-generation facility, which began operating in 1997. The District also owns and operates an 11MW gas turbine, Loki, since December 2001.
District Geographical Area
275 Square Miles
We are an owner of generation, wholesale power trader and a customer of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) through whom we purchase a variety of products. We hold 147 MW of BPA transmission rights and participate in the following power projects:
- .781% share of the now terminated Washington Public Power System Nuclear Plants No. 4 at Hanford, Washington and No. t at Satsop, Washington.
- Net billed participant of Washington Public Power Supply System Nuclear Plant No. 1 and 2 at Hanford, Washington and Plant 3 at Satsop, Washington.
- Net billed participant of the terminated Trojan Nuclear Power Plant at Goble, Ore.
- Co-owner of a 36 megawatt cogeneration power supply at Wauna, Oregon, which is in full operation.
- Purchaser of 41 average megawatts of Block power from BPA.
- Purchaser of .9755% of the total output of the Columbia River Federal Power System. (Approximately 70 MW.)
- Owner of an 11 megawatt gas turbine generator at Wauna, Oregon.
- Purchaser of and joint developer of the 15 MW Arrowrock Hydroelectric Project on the Boise River in Idaho.
- Northwest Public Power Association
- Oregon P.U.D. Association
- American Public Power Association
- Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee
- Oregon Utility Resource Coordination Association
- Public Power Council
- Western State Power Pool
- Special Districts of Oregon
- League of Oregon Cities and Counties