Tillamook People's Utility District (PUD) is a customer-owned utility providing electric service in Tillamook County and parts of Clatsop and Yamhill Counties in Oregon. The PUD purchases and receives power from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and delivers it to customers through nine substations located throughout the County. We serve about 21,000 customers in an area of 1,125 square miles. Tillamook PUD was the first PUD established in Oregon, organized in 1933. However, initial electric service by the PUD did not begin until October 1946.
Tillamook PUD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors, elected by the voters within its service area. The Board sets rates and policies, with the goal of providing the most benefit to our customers. Board meetings, which are open to the public, are held each month.
PUDs tailor services to meet the needs of those they serve, and Tillamook PUD is no exception. We offer a wide array of programs for residential, commercial and industrial customers. Programs include weatherization, lighting efficiency, heat pump programs and much more.
Employees participate in local civic and service organizations. The PUD offers educational opportunities to local schools and provides information, training and other services to communities, cities, police and fire departments.
Tillamook PUD is a unique kind of business. It is not-for-profit, and created by the community to serve the community.