Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

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Customer Service (M-F 8a-5:30p): 425-783-1000

Past Awards

  • APPA Excellence in Communication Award (2015)
    Received for our website
  • Association of Energy Service Professionals Achievement in Technology Deployment Award (2014)
    Received for our Transformative Wave Advanced Rooftop Unit Controller incentive program for businesses.
  • PUD Ranked Top Among US Utilities (2013)
    In a national survey of 82 utilities conducted this fall, the PUD came in at #1 for program offerings! The utility was also ranked #2 for “brand value” in a survey was conducted by E Source, an independent energy research and information firm, in coordination with the Nielsen Company.
  • 2013 Department of Energy Public Power Wind Award (2013)
    The award recognizes a U.S. public utility each year for its leadership in wind energy. In recent years, 7% to 8% of the PUD’s energy supply has come from wind power projects in the Pacific Northwest, more than any other public power utility in Washington.
  • Vision 2040 Award (2013)
    Presented by the Puget Sound Regional Council for the PUD's environmental, cultural and recreational improvements in the Sultan Basin. The work included improved trails, improved habitat and protection for the endangered Marbled Murrelet, major improvements to fisheries and increased water quality monitoring.
  • Hydro Project of the Year (2012)
    Renewable Energy World magazine selected our Youngs Creek Hydroelectric Project for this honor. Youngs Creek is the first hydro project build in Washington state in 20 years.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers “Outstanding Achievement” Award (2012) 
    The PUD’s Youngs Creek project was recognized for a collection of design features and environmental protections, including that it was sited above a waterfall and outside of sensitive areas (such as a designated wilderness site). The penstock was placed along a 3-mile corridor that drops 920 in elevation (nearly 400-psi). A monitoring and communications system uses a fiber optic network to run the project remotely from another manned powerhouse in the area, saving significant staff time.  The powerhouse also includes a state-of-the-art PLC computer system which allows remote operation. At the intake area, the utility included features such as self-cleaning fish screens and trash raking systems.
  • Seattle Business Magazine Top 50 Green Company (2012)
    The award was bestowed on the utility for its leadership in the areas of sustainability, green practices and commitment to the environment.
  • Low Impact Certification for Jackson Hydro Project from Low Impact Hydropower Institute