Hydroelectric power is electrical energy produced by converting the gravitational force of falling or flowing water into electricity.
Grant PUD operates two large hydroelectric power plants on the Columbia River — Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams. These two facilities make up the Priest Rapids Project, licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The Quincy Chute is a small hydroelectric generating facility located on one of the main irrigation canals on the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project in Grant County. It is operated by a consortium of local irrigation districts.
The Potholes East Canal Headworks Project (PEC) is a hydroelectric generating facility. Similar to the Quincy Chute Project, PEC is operated by Grant PUD under agreement with a consortium of irrigators.