Your Utility

Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) is one of six public utility districts in Oregon. We are a unique utility with a unique history that helps explain who we are today and where we’ll be tomorrow.

Emerald’s Mission

To provide safe, reliable, low-cost power in an environmentally responsible manner.

District Statistics

Last updated on May 25, 2021

  • 22,289 total accounts
  • Residential: 19,407
  • Irrigation: 740
  • General Service: 2,026
    (businesses, churches, schools, farms)
  • Industrial: 8
  • Street Lighting: 16
Operating System
  • Overhead primary line: 815 miles
  • Underground primary line: 345 miles
  • Transmission line: 20 miles
  • Distribution poles: 24,564
  • Transmission poles: 986
  • Underground transformers, vaults, cabinets: 3,310
  • Substations: 8

Long-Term Strategic Plan

Emerald developed a long-term strategic plan for the utility as it heads into a changing environment.

View the 2020 Strategic Plan (PDF).


Questions, comments, concerns? Email Emerald.