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Throwback Thursday: We found this little gem in our archives and we would love to know if you know any of these men. Or can you tell us what kind of equipment this is? This picture (date unknown) is of workers at Shurman Machine Works in Woodland, Washington looking over a piece of equipment they manufactured. Again, we would love to know if you recognize anyone or have any information about this photo. Post your comments below.

Come out to Story Field at Lower Columbia College tonight to see who walks away with the Championship title at the 13-15 Babe Ruth World Series. Broomall-Newtown, PA takes on Lumber River, NC at 7:05pm Admission is free for the Championship game tonight as the World Series Committee would like to thank everyone for their support and to encourage you to support these two teams who have worked so hard to get to the Championship.

How does MyPowerPay work? Cowlitz PUD gets daily readings from your electric meter. With those readings, we can calculate a daily bill. You pay ahead in the amount you want and as you use electricity, the usage nibbles away at the credit balance on your account. When that credit reaches a level set by you, you are notified of your low balance via your choice of phone, text or email. You can also access your account online or on your Smartphone. When your balance is low, just make a payment using any of the convenient payment options available. Manage your electric account with your Smartphone, tablet or computer. How do I make Payments? Bank card payments can be made 24 hours a day by visiting www.cowlitzpud.org or calling toll free 1-855-288-1570. Payments can be made in person at our office at 961 12th in Longview from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday. Buying electricity in advance is very similar to buying gasoline for your vehicle. Your vehicle has a gauge that allows you to monitor when you need to “fill up”. Similarly, MyPowerPay utilizes MyPowerPay.com, which allows you to monitor your electric usage and notifies you when you need to “recharge”. Is MyPowerPay only available to new customers, or can I switch over? Customers are always welcome to convert their accounts to a prepaid account. In fact, many customers will want to make their existing deposits work for them. The PUD can convert your existing deposit into a prepaid electricity purchase. How much will it cost to use the MyPowerPay program? In most cases, a minimum $25 prepayment will activate your account. The MyPowerPay program will not charge any monthly fees. Just think of the money you could potentially save! What if my MyPowerPay account runs low? Customers receive alerts via text, phone or email when their account balance reaches a certain level. The alert levels may vary as customers set their own custom alerts. When notified of a low balance, simply recharge the account by utilizing one of our convenient payment methods.

Tuesday Trivia Answer: B Good Job Janet Johnson!

This week's question has to do with electrical safety. Let's see how much you know when it comes to electricity and how it works. Comment your answer below and check back with us after 4:00pm today to see how you did. Good Luck!

Board of Commissioners Meeting Today at 2:00pm For more information about Cowlitz PUD Board of Commissioners meetings, including agendas and minutes, please visit our website at: http://www.cowlitzpud.org/minutes.php

eBill is here!! Sign up for electronic billing and get an opportunity to win an iPad mini. All customers who have signed up for eBill will be entered into a drawing for one of ten $10 gift certificates, to be awarded throughout the promotion and a grand prize of an iPad mini. eBill is convenient, time-saving and environmentally friendly. You’ll get quicker access to your bill, the ability to review your billing history and the convenience of making payments online. Learn more: http://www.cowlitzpud.org/ebill.php

Hey Cowlitz County.....Are you ready for some baseball????!!! The 13-15 Babe Ruth World Series is here!!!! Come get in on the action at Lower Columbia College's Story Field. Games are today through August 28th. Let's support these fine athletes who have battled their way to compete in this once in a lifetime event! See you there!!!! You can find all the information at http://www.longviewworldseries.com/

You could win an iPad mini!!! Sign up for electronic billing and get an opportunity to win an iPad mini. All customers who have signed up for eBill will be entered into a drawing for one of ten $10 gift certificates, to be awarded throughout the promotion and a grand prize of an iPad mini. eBill is convenient, time-saving and environmentally friendly. You’ll get quicker access to your bill, the ability to review your billing history and the convenience of making payments online. Learn more: http://www.cowlitzpud.org/ebill.php

Integrated Resource Plan
Integrated Resource Plan
We invite your comments on the
2014 DRAFT Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)

Final IRP adoption is expected at the
August 26, 2014 Board meeting. Submit
comments, prior to that date, to admin@cowlitzpud.org, or to Cowlitz PUD
PO Box 3007, Longview, WA 98632.

High Use Alerts
High Use Alerts
Some Cowlitz PUD customers will receive automated calls or emails informing them of usage increases of 30 percent or higher.
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Paperless Billing
Paperless Billing
Go paperless with e-Bill (electronic billing). E-bill is convenient, time-saving and environmentally friendly. Click here for details.

Budget Pay Now Enrolling
Budget Pay Now Enrolling
Cowlitz PUD's Budget Payment Plan offers residential customers the opportunity to convert unpredictable seasonal electric billings into 12 equal monthly payments.
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MyAccount
MyAccount
Get information that can help you!
Register for MyAccount and track your usage habits while learning how to control your electric bill.
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Connected
Connected
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This monthly newsletter keeps you connected to the important issues that face our customers.
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Kidzone
Kidzone
Where kids go to have fun while learning about electricity, energy efficiency and much more. Become an Energy Star, play games, complete activities and watch fun videos.
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