June 2022

Rebates to Purchase and Power Up EV’s

Leave high fuel costs in the rearview mirror, with a little help from Clark Public Utilities. To help more customers enjoy the many benefits of electric vehicles, new rebates are available. Limited income customers may qualify for a new $2,000 or $1,000 rebate (depending on household income) for the purchase and Clark County registration of a used EV that costs $20,000 or less. Only one rebate per household is available and income verification is required.

Although EVs can be charged from a regular wall outlet, this Level 1 charge can take more than 24 hours, depending on the vehicle. Level II chargers speed up the process by delivering twice as much power to the battery in the same amount of time.

Qualified customers can receive a $500 rebate for the installation of a connected Level II charger that is Energy Star rated and WiFi-enabled. Alternatively, customers can use our new online marketplace to apply an instant rebate toward a Level II EV charger from JuiceBox.

Residential customers who prefer a non-connected charger or a mobile connector may qualify for a $100 rebate. This rebate does not require Energy Star certification or internet-ready equipment.

Learn more at clarkpublicutilities.com/ev. While you’re there, check out our EV calculator to see how much you could save on your commute.

Last Chance: Free Fridge and Freezer Recycling

Refrigerators and freezers are some of the biggest energy guzzlers in the average home, and the older they are, the more they use. Instead of keeping your old fridge or freezer plugged in, recycle it for free.

Customers who call us soon can arrange for free pick up and safe recycling of old refrigerators and freezers. To qualify, the fridge or freezer must be in working condition and 10 cubic feet or larger.

Call customer service at 360-992-3000 to schedule a pickup of your old refrigerator or freezer, but don’t delay, this program is scheduled to end in October.

Go Green with Green Lights

For as little as $1 a month, customers of Clark Public Utilities can participate in Green Lights. The voluntary program supports regional renewable energy development and funds local renewable energy and conservation educational programs for students and teachers in the Pacific Northwest.

Residential and business customers can sign up for any number of monthly Green Lights blocks, which cost $1 each and account for 100 kWh of energy use. No commitment or contracts required.

Every dollar contributed to Green Lights is evenly divided between investments in renewable energy and local education initiatives like the annual Solar Car Challenge and solar energy demonstration sites on Clark County schools. Visit our website to learn more!

New Pollinator Garden Planted

Pollinators play a crucial role in supporting healthy ecosystems and most plants and food crops rely on the help of bees, moths, hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles and many other creatures to help them grow.

June is a month of national recognition for pollinators and Clark Public Utilities has recently planted a new Pollinator Project Garden at the Operations Center. The flagship Clark Public Utilities Pollinator Project Garden was designed and planted this spring on the southeast corner of the Orchards location. At 2,400 square feet, the garden incorporates a wide variety of plants that will bloom at various times to support local pollinators year round. The trees, shrubs and perennials in the garden require little water and maintenance, and will provide nutrition and shelter to a variety of vital pollinators.

Clark Public Utilities is committed to environmental stewardship and using resources responsibly to foster healthy habitats and support native wildlife. Visit our website to learn more about the new Pollinator Project, StreamTeam, Weed Watchers and other ongoing utility efforts to keep Clark County safe, beautiful and sustainable.