Category Archives: Commission summary

Commission meeting recap for July 10, 2018

Commissioners call for options to ease rate burden on existing crypto firms Weeks after learning that a rate proposal for “evolving industries” would approximately triple the electric-rate burden on Grant County’s cryptocurrency mining operations, some Grant PUD commissioners Tuesday asked staff … Continue reading

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Commission meeting recap for June 26, 2018

– Proposed new Rate 17 could mean big increase for crypto miners (1:59:20 on Commission Audio) Cryptocurrency mining companies and other businesses that fit Grant PUD’s new “Evolving Industry” rate classification would see their monthly power bills more than double … Continue reading

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Commissioners discuss changes for resolution driving current rate policy

Grant PUD commissioners discussed possible changes to the rate-setting policy outlined in Resolution No. 8768 during their board meeting June 12 (10:00 in the recording). Resolution 8768, which was passed May 12, 2015, outlines which customer class would receive “core” … Continue reading

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Commission Meeting Recap for June 12, 2018

DURING TUESDAY’S MEETING GRANT PUD COMMISSIONERS – Heard from the Port of Royal Slope. A presentation recounting communications between the port and Grant PUD dating back to 2003, was given on behalf of the port by Kevin Richards who is … Continue reading

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April 10: Commission Meeting Recap

DURING TUESDAY’S MEETING COMMISSIONERS -Unanimously approved a $2.8 million increase to the contract with Voith Hydro Inc. and an extension of 15 days, bringing the total revised contract maximum to $14.3 million. Voith is a contractor on an approximately 10-year … Continue reading

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Commission meeting recap: Microsoft announces $200,000 contribution for fiber buildout to George

Microsoft officials announced during the commission meeting in Beverly on March 27 that the company is making a $200,000 contribution toward building out wholesale fiber optic service to residents in the City of George. Paul Englis, of Microsoft, told the … Continue reading

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Meeting recap: Commissioners cautious of carbon-tax proposal

Commission meeting recap Feb. 13, 2018 Even in light of the shorter 60-day legislative session, it has proven to be a busy and jam-packed scene in Olympia. Wednesday (Feb. 14) is the cut-off day for a proposed bill to make … Continue reading

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Recap of Grant PUD commission meeting, 01/23/2018

Commissioners study 2-percent increase in annual rate revenue (1:30:00) and (3:37:15) Grant PUD commissioners got a look Tuesday at a proposed slate of rate increases across most Grant PUD customer types that would generate an estimated 2 percent more in … Continue reading

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Approval appears close for fiber expansion, new wholesale fiber rates

Commissioners Tuesday appeared ready for a Dec. 12 vote on both their own directive to add $7 million to the 2018 budget to expand the fiber network and a staff proposal that would increase the wholesale fees the internet service … Continue reading

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