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Commission Meeting recap 8-14-2018

Grant PUD staff proposes phase-in of Evolving Industry rate Grant PUD staff proposes to phase in the new Evolving Industry Rate 17 over three years in graduated increments of 15 percent the first year, 35 percent the second year and … Continue reading

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Spillway work at Priest Rapids Dam nearing completion

Drainage drilling is finished and monitoring devices are now being installed EPHRATA —Drilling for drainage and inspection in the spillway monoliths at Priest Rapids Dam is complete, as around 230 core samples have been extracted from the dam’s grout gallery. … Continue reading

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Grant PUD commissioners seek public input on proposed new rate schedule

Rate Schedule 17 would impact Evolving Industries which applies to cryptocurrency mining EPHRATA — Grant PUD commissioners are asking for public input as they look to finalize the new customer rate class, Schedule 17 – Evolving Industries. Anyone who would … Continue reading

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Commission Meeting Recap May 8, 2018

DURING TUESDAY’S MEETING COMMISSIONERS – Grant PUD commissioners unanimously agreed on May 8 to move forward to create a new customer rate class for cryptocurrency miners that would protect the interests of the utility’s existing customers. (Discussion and vote begins … Continue reading

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Recap: Commission Workshop May 7, 2018

Monday’s commission workshop was a culmination of six months of research and analysis. The workshop occurred to provide commissioners with an in-depth look at how staff is proposing to address the influx of cryptocurrency firms interested in electrical hookups throughout … Continue reading

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Commission meeting recap April 24, 2018

DURING TUESDAY’S MEETING COMMISSIONERS -Heard about a proposed new customer class that would give all traditional commercial and industrial customers priority status for power hookups. (1:27:30 commission audio) The proposed new “Evolving Industry” customer class would provide increased certainty to … Continue reading

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Commission Meeting Recap: Commissioners set rates for 2018 and more

Grant PUD Commissioners set rates for 2018 (2:47:30) New rate will increase average monthly residential power bill by $1.49 Grant PUD commissioners Tuesday approved the next of a proposed series of small, annual electric-rate increases that will generate an estimated … Continue reading

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Recap of the Jan. 9 commission meeting

Grant PUD to hire manager for fiber network Grant PUD Commissioners learned at their first board meeting of the year Tuesday of plans in the works to hire a manager to oversee operation, enhancement and expansion of Grant PUD’s soon-High Speed Network. General Manger … Continue reading

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Grant PUD signs one-year ‘wheeling-charge’ agreement for Basin irrigators

Grant PUD entered into a new one-year agreement Dec. 8 with the Federal Bureau of Reclamation to transport over Grant PUD power lines electricity generated at federal dams for the local irrigation districts who use federally supplied water and power. … Continue reading

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Recap of the Dec. 12 commission meeting

Satisfaction of residential customers at a five-year high Commissioners learned Tuesday — their final commission meeting of 2017 — that 90 percent of residential customers who responded to an October phone survey reported they were satisfied or very satisfied with … Continue reading

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Recap of the Nov. 14 commission meeting

Commissioners back continued funding for fiber build out After months of study and deliberations, receiving feedback from customers and recommendations from staff, Grant PUD’s board of commissioners came to a preliminary consensus on how to fund fiber expansion for 2018. Chief … Continue reading

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Past, present merge at Archaeology Days

MATTAWA — Don’t try to stare down a great-horned owl. They’re experts. Hundreds of grade school kids from all over Eastern Washington discovered that Oct. 25 when they came face-to-face with Bert, who perched calmly on the leather glove of … Continue reading

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The City of Grand Coulee to accept Grant PUD payments for local customers.

Grant PUD’s Grand Coulee office to temporarily reduce business hours. EPHRATA, Wash. – Beginning in September and lasting through November, Grant PUD’s local Grand Coulee Office will only open on Wednesdays. The office will be open during its normal business … Continue reading

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Power restored to all customers in Soap Lake, Quincy and Ephrata communities

Power crews restore all customers following outage that affected 8,000 customers EPHRATA, Wash. – Grant PUD crews working throughout the night and through the morning have restored power to all customers affected by an outage that began at 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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Commissioner Larry Schaapman recognized as WPUDA Good Samaritan

For action preventing spread of July 5 wildfire EPHRATA, Wash.— Grant PUD Commissioner Larry Schaapman, of Quincy, was presented on Dec. 3 the Washington PUD Association’s Good Samaritan Award for his actions in helping to prevent the spread of a … Continue reading

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I got caught…wearing my life jacket

EPHRATA, Wash.— Grant PUD is working to promote child safety on the Columbia River this recreational season. In an attempt to prevent accidents on the water, Grant PUD is providing Grant and Kittitas County marine patrols with “I Got Caught … Continue reading

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April 15, 2014: Grant and Chelan PUDs ready for adult chinook spring runs

Fish hauling program begins at Priest Rapids Dam and Rock Island location 1 fish ladder  extension completed Quincy, WA – Modifications of the left-bank fish ladder at Wanapum Dam and location 1 on the right bank of Rock Island Dam … Continue reading

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Wanapum Dam Spillway Presentation to Grant PUD Commissioners

Wanapum Dam Spillway Board Presentation

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Drawdown of Columbia River continues in support of work on Wanapum Dam

BEVERLY, Wash. – Drawdown of the water behind Wanapum Dam will continue until roughly 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 4 as crews work towards stabilizing the crack found on a spillway section of the dam. Once the drawdown is complete, the … Continue reading

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Quincy woman wins preparedness kit contest

Congratulations to Heidi Manly, of Quincy! She won our random drawing for the Emergency Portable Weather Radio, and she also has a great 72 hour kit, which helps her be prepared for emergencies. For information on how to prepare for … Continue reading

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Grant PUD offers preparedness kit contest

Participants will be entered into a drawing for an emergency weather radio EPHRATA, Wash. – Grant PUD is asking customers to share what’s in their emergency preparedness kits as part of a contest to promote emergency preparation. Everyone who sends … Continue reading

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River fluctuations near Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams Oct. 10-14

Boaters and fisherman near Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams need to be aware of fluctuating river elevations from Oct. 10-14. River elevations could vary as much as six feet during this time, presenting potentially volatile water conditions or boat stranding … Continue reading

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River Nomad photo contest offers prizes for most Facebook “likes”

Grant PUD’s River Nomad photo contest will turn Facebook likes into prizes for photographers who submit images taken along the Columbia River. The contest extends July 1- Aug. 31, and allows Columbia River recreators to submit their images taken along … Continue reading

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Grant PUD Proposes New Transmission Line

Informational Public Meetings Scheduled Grant PUD is preparing to gather public input on a proposed 115 kilovolts (kV) transmission line that will connect Rocky Ford Substation with either Dover Substation located on Patton Blvd. or Larson Substation located on Rd. … Continue reading

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Remember Grant PUD rebates when purchasing appliances

EPHRATA, Wash. – Purchasing Energy Star certified appliances is always a smart decision. With years of use, energy-efficient appliances help you save hundreds of dollars on your power bills. You can also save right away with Grant PUD’s appliance rebate … Continue reading

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Share the Warmth in this season of giving

  EPHRATA, Wash. – Each holiday season, Grant PUD employees receive donations from hundreds of people for Share the Warmth. While all of the donations are appreciated, one person’s donation really stood out for the employees in the Moses Lake … Continue reading

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Grant PUD Commission moves closer to filling District 3 board vacancy

  EPHRATA, Wash. – During their Oct. 22 business meeting Commissioners announced three finalists for the District 3 board position that will be left vacant by Randy Allred on Nov. 1. Melva Calloway, Evan Landin, and Larry Schaapman will be … Continue reading

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Archaeology Days draws more than 600

More than 600 people attended the two-day Archaeology Days event hosted by Grant PUD and the Wanapum Heritage Center last Wednesday and Thursday. The adult day featured several presentions, including: The new Wanapum Heritage Center. Priest Rapids Project Archeology. Priest Rapids … Continue reading

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