Category Archives: Outages

No ifs, ands or nuts – squirrels are a growing cause of Grant PUD outages

By Laine Barth, Grant PUD intern That cute, little squirrel running around the neighborhood might seem harmless, but increasingly these invasive animals are the cause of two mayor annoyances in Grant County, power and fiber-optic outages. Squirrels love to gnaw … Continue reading

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Employees injured during explosion at Priest Rapids Dam

October 8, 2015 EPHRATA, Wash. —  (Updated with new information at 7:00 p.m.) At approximately 4:15 p.m. today an explosion was reported at Priest Rapids Dam along the Columbia River. At this point there are six confirmed employees with various … Continue reading

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Play it smart with electricity: When the power goes out, don’t let generators come in

A portable generator can be a quick solution to an unexpected power outage; however each winter people are unknowingly poisoned by Carbon Monoxide (CO) when generators are not used correctly. CO poisoning due to improper generator use commonly occurs after … Continue reading

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Stay safe during winter outages: Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.

EPHRATA, Wash. –Ninety-nine percent of the time Grant PUD’s customers enjoy reliable energy when they flip on a light switch. While outages are rare, it’s important to prepare. That’s why Grant PUD and the American Red Cross are partnering to … Continue reading

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Grant County PUD and Sheriff urge locals to recognize and report metal theft

November 2, 2012  EPHRATA, Wash. – Customers in northern Grant County experienced a power outage this past weekend due to what appears to be metal theft from electrical equipment. Grant PUD and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department remind residents that … Continue reading

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Don’t be shocked by these practical pointers for your home

May is Electrical Safety Month and Grant PUD is dedicated to promoting a healthy respect for electricity and increasing awareness about potential electrical hazards. With new technology emerging each day, electricity has an ever-increasing presence in our lives. As reliance … Continue reading

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Planned Outage

On Friday, December 16, Grant PUD customers in the Moses Lake area will experience a planned power outage from approximately 2:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. Our crews will use this time to ensure the reliability of your transmission lines in order … Continue reading

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Dust and Rain = Fire?

Due to damages caused by a 115 kV pole fire, a breaker had to be opened this morning around 10:00 am. This temporarily disrupted power to approximately 80 residential and irrigation customers. Our crews have been working virtually nonstop for the past … Continue reading

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Power Outages 10-4-2011 Update

Update on the outage from this morning. Portions of the Larson-Wheeler 230 kV line have been reenergized, restoring power to Wheeler and Upper Coulee substations. It is still unknown how many residential customers are impacted but estimates are likely less … Continue reading

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Power Outages 10-04-2011

Shortly after 4:00 am this morning, outages were reported in the Warden area impacting residential customers. The cause has not been determined definitively but we believe it was due to an issue with distribution feeders. All residents in the Warden … Continue reading

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Moses Lake Outage 08/18/2011

Grant County PUD customers began calling just after 8:00 am this morning to report a large outage in Moses Lake, power was fully restored by 9:00 am. Continue reading

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