Public Meeting on Future Grant PUD Rates is Jan. 23

Meeting 2 p.m. at Ephrata Headquarters building

EPHRATA, Wash. – Grant PUD will hold a public meeting as part of its annual review of electrical rates on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Commission Room at the PUD’s Ephrata Headquarters Building, 30 C Street SW, Ephrata WA 98823.

During the meeting, staff will propose rate increases that reflect the utility’s cost to serve each of the PUD’s customer groups — including residential, irrigation, commercial and industrial. The rates are recommended to help Grant PUD achieve its 2018 budget, which calls for a 2 percent overall revenue increase for power sold to Grant County customers and takes into account a $33 million decrease in net spending from 2017. The 2 percent revenue increase continues a long-term strategy that began in 2014 of implementing small, predictable annual price increases to cover rising operations and regulatory compliance expenses. Any price changes made by the commissioners are scheduled to begin on April 1.

There will be an opportunity to comment on proposed increases during the meeting on Jan. 23 and also during the public-comment portion of the Feb. 13 meeting, which begins at 1 p.m. Comments can also be made via email to commissioners@gcpud.org or by mailing Grant PUD Commissioners at PO Box 878, Ephrata, WA 98823. Information about the proposed changes will be posted on Grant PUD’s website at grantpud.org.

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