Public Records Request

Annette Huenke filed this request with the Benton County Public Utility District of Washington.
Tracking # PRR 2018-01
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Annette Huenke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Any correspondence, letters, writings, emails, recordings, memos, notes, or documents of any kind, whether in printed or electronic form, containing Benton County Public Utility District customer concerns or complaints about advanced digital power meters, from January 2009 to present.

When I refer to “concerns or complaints,” I am referring to any and all PUD ratepayer comments about cost, billing, accuracy, safety, privacy, security and health regarding the AMI electronic meters that replaced the meters in service prior to 2009.

Please provide electronic records in their native electronic format (i.e., do not create new records by printing, then digitizing, electronic records).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Annette Huenke

From: Benton County Public Utility District

Attached is Benton PUD’s initial response to your below public records request. For future reference please use PRR 2018-01 when communicating regarding this request.

Thank you.

Terri Cole
Public Records Officer
Supervisor of Executive Administration

From: Annette Huenke

regarding PRR 2018-01 :

Thank you for your reply and point of clarification, Terri.

No, your regular communications to the customers will not be necessary.

Can you provide an estimate of how much you anticipate this costing? I have no way of telling by looking at the fees.

Annette Huenke