News Release – 12/13/2023

For Information:
Dameon Pesanti, Clark Public Utilities
360-992-3449, [email protected]


VANCOUVER, WA – Dec. 13, 2023 – For the 16th consecutive year, J.D. Power recognizes Clark Public Utilities as the highest ranking utility in residential customer satisfaction among midsize electricity providers in the Western United States.

The J.D. Power 2023 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study measures customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities by examining six key factors, which cover all areas of utility operations: power quality and reliability; price; billing and payment; corporate citizenship; communications and customer care. Surveyed customers scored Clark Public Utilities highest in all six categories the study observed.

“Participation in the J.D. Power study is not voluntary and customers of all utilities across the country that meet the criteria are surveyed,” said Jane Van Dyke, president of the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners. “Clark Public Utilities has ranked highest in customer satisfaction in our class and often one of the highest in the country every year since the first year we were eligible for inclusion 16 years ago. It’s a testament to the value of non-profit public power that operates safely and responsibly to benefit all customers and the communities we serve.”

J.D. Power designs and finances the study, a standardized measure of satisfaction available for the electric residential utility industry. More than 100,000 residential electric utility customers throughout the U.S. responded online to the study. Based on these responses, the study compared 149 electric utility brands, collectively serving over 105 million households.

“We are very proud that customers continue to hold our work in such high regard, but we don’t take their satisfaction for granted,” said Lena Wittler, Clark Public Utilities CEO and General Manager. “There is much to celebrate in the survey results, but there are also valuable insights that will help us identify opportunities for continuous improvement as we work to provide the highest value to our customers, every day.”

The West region covers Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wyoming, Nevada and Utah. Midsize utilities in the report serve between 100,000 and 499,999 residential customers.

About Clark Public Utilities
Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned public utility that provides electric service to about 231,000 customers throughout Clark County. The utility also provides water service to nearly 41,000 homes and businesses in the Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek, Lakeshore, Hockinson, Brush Prairie, La Center, Meadow Glade, Amboy and Yacolt areas. More information at

About J.D. Power
J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. A pioneer in the use of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithmic modeling capabilities to understand consumer behavior, J.D. Power has been delivering incisive industry intelligence on customer interactions with brands and products for more than 50 years. The world’s leading businesses across major industries rely on J.D. Power to guide their customer-facing strategies.

J.D. Power has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. To learn more about the company’s business offerings, visit The J.D. Power auto shopping tool can be found at

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