Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Remember to be safe as you celebrate Halloween! Here are a few electrical safety tips: Inspect all decorations for cracked, frayed or bare wires and loose connections. Only use plastic hangers or tape on extension cords or lighting as nails, tacks and … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip: Happy Halloween!

Decorating is half the fun of the holidays but, this year, a few energy-smart decisions can make your post-holiday electricity bills much lower. Here are a few ways to save some energy as you celebrate: Use candles instead of lights, … Continue reading

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Broadband Update

Grant PUD is in the process of building a fiber optic network throughout Grant County. Once completed, all residents will have access to one of the world’s fasted Internet connections. During the week of 10/17-10/23 we received a total of … Continue reading

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Energy Saving: Fall is Here!

October to April is our usual heating season. This October started out almost 6 °F higher than the normal for the 31 day billing period as compared to last year at this time. A slow cooling trend now has the … Continue reading

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Broadband Update

Good morning! Last week was another fairly busy one for our trusty fiber installers. They installed 18 new gateways and activated 12 existing ones. All in all, 30 new customers were connected to our fiber optic network last week! So … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip: Unplug it!

Consumer electronics play an increasingly larger role in your home’s energy consumption, accounting for 15 percent of household electricity use. Even when turned off, many consumer appliances still use a small amount of electricity. For home office equipment, this stand-by or … Continue reading

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Celebrating Public Power and Our Retirees

October 2-8 Grant PUD joins nearly 2,000 electric utilities across the United States in celebrating public power and recognizing the contributions of our employees – past and present – for their work to keep our communities “plugged-in” 24-7. On Monday, … Continue reading

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What is a Gateway?

As we continue to expand our broadband network across Grant county, we will be providing you with periodic updates. These updates will include the number of applications for service processed, existing gateways activated, new gateways installed and any other build-out news … Continue reading

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Energy Summit Tonight!

Tomorrow, October 11 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ATEC Building: BBCC campus 7611 Bolling St. NE, Moses Lake, WA  98837 View Larger Map Renewable Energy in the Pacific Northwest Featuring: Dr Bill Bonaudi, President; Big Bend Community College Tim Culbertson, … Continue reading

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Lineworker’s Rodeo Finals

Grant PUD Lineman Ryan Bingham, Lineman Apprentice Kurt Meyers placed third this year in the annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Tacoma. The two men will now advance to the international conference next October. Brad Martinez, materials specialist … 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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Energy Saving Tip: Ducts

One of the most important systems in your home, though it’s hidden beneath your feet and over your head, may be wasting a lot of your energy dollars. Your home’s duct system, a branching network of tubes in the walls, … 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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2011 Energy Summit: Renewable Energy in the PNW

Tuesday, October 11 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ATEC Building: BBCC campus 7611 Bolling St. NE, Moses Lake, WA  98837 View Larger Map Renewable Energy in the Pacific Northwest Please join us for Grant PUD’s annual Energy Summit and engage … Continue reading

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