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Grant PUD investigating exciter fires at Priest Rapids Dam

Dam operations will be modified during investigation EPHRATA – Priest Rapids Dam operators extinguished a small fire in equipment called an exciter, which provides energy to start up one of the generating units, shortly after 1 a.m. today. The fire affected Unit No. 7 at Priest Rapids Dam. On Oct. 3, there was a similar fire in the exciter for Unit...
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Commissioners oppose removing Snake River Dams

​ ​ ​ ​​ Grant PUD commissioners Oct. 8 unanimously agreed to oppose breaching the lower four Snake River dams. They cited the value of hydropower as a clean, renewable and necessary resource; the successful efforts of Columbia River dam operators to get fish safety past their projects; and the minimal importance of Columbia and Snake River salmon ...
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Commission recap 10/08/2019: Financial outlook includes reduced need for rate increases

Grant PUD forecasters see reduced need for electric-rate increases, as a strong financial outlook for Grant PUD is expected to continue, commissioners heard Tuesday during the first two of three scheduled public hearings on the proposed $291 million 2020 budget. "We're in the best financial position we've been in for many, many years at the Distric...
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2020 Open Enrollment

Key Dates 10/22/2019 Open Enrollment Begins 11/6/19 @ 3PM Open Enrollment Ends 1/1/2020 Effective Date of Benefit Elections What You Need to Do - YOU MUST log into Mercer EnrollNet and complete your online enrollment for Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, FSA and Dependent Care FSA between October 22, 2019 and November 6, 2019, 3:00 PM....
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Quick Start Guide to Microsoft Teams

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2019 United Way Campaign

Help United Way of Grant County reach our goal of $10,000 in pledged donations by Grant PUD employees for 2020.  ​Below you will find a copy of Kevin Nordt's letter as well as the contribution form to fill out and return to HR. File Name: United-Way-Letter-201_20191002-161206_1 File Size: 260 kb Download File file File Name: 2020-PUD-contribut...
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New faces for Lands, Power Production and IT

Grant PUD's newest lands specialist, Lorie Butterly , comes to us after 16 years home schooling her kids and, before that working in state land management for the State Department of Natural Resources. Her last name may sound familiar to many. Lorie's married to Power Delivery Engineer John Butterly. They're longtime residents of Ephrata. A Hermist...
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Focus on Innovation

  Since innovation plays such an important part in Grant PUD's mission and values, we wanted to give you a peek into just a few projects our team has been working on.
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Grant PUD to hold public budget hearings

Commissioners invite all customers to attend, ask questions and provide comment. Grant PUD Commissioners will hold three budget hearings before adopting the utility's 2020 budget later this year. The hearings provide customers with the opportunity to learn how Grant PUD proposes allocating and spending its money next year. The three hearings are al...
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Commission recap 9/24/2019: 2020 budget outlook: Lower debt with minimal effect on rates

Commissioners got their first look Tuesday at a proposed $291 million budget for 2020 with staff recommendations to reduce debt by using surplus cash savings and limit an electric-rate-revenue increase to customers to one-tenth percent. Budget hearings for public comment are scheduled Oct. 8 in Ephrata and Moses Lake and Oct. 10 in Quincy (see sche...
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2019 Washington PUD Association Scholarship

Children and dependents of Grant PUD employees are eligible to apply for the new $1,000 Washington PUD Educational Scholarship, as well as $250 to go towards educational expenses from the Grant PUD Employee Association. To be eligible to apply, students or legal dependents of Grant PUD employees must be: ·    &nbs...
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Employee Appreciation Day -- A look back

​ "We just really want to take the opportunity today to say, "Thanks," and give you the opportunity to have a lot of fun. I look forward to doing this with you well into the future. Thanks for all you do. We've got a great team here. It's really a privilege to work with all of you as we go forward. I can't say how much I thank you all for what you ...
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Commission recap 09/10/2019, 2020 Budget to draw on better data, cost forecast

New processes that allow Grant PUD to more accurately track its costs, together with improvements to forecasting methods, are expected to produce more accurate budgets and ease the rate burden on customers, commissioners learned Tuesday. Commissioners will get their first look at a detailed 2020 budget forecast at their Sept. 24 commission meeting,...
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Employee Appreciation Days lay 'o the land

Parking is limited. Please carpool, if possible. This map should help you get oriented.    Download PDF File Here
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Where to park during EHQ repaving?

This map shows alternative parking options while the EHQ lots are under construction. Please respect the "no parking" areas, too. 
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2019 Biometric Screenings

Biometric screenings — blood draws for lab analysis — are coming to you Oct. 7-15. The screening is key for meeting your VEBA requirements to receive $1,800 in free healthcare money next year.​  Remember to fast — nothing but black coffee or water — for nine hours before your screening for best results.​ Hydro Office Building Commission Room M...
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Safe Fish. Healthy River. Clean Power.

Grant PUD works hard to ensure salmon make it past our Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams and find the habitat they need on our part of their journey to the ocean and back again to spawn. We spend millions annually on research, safe passage, hatcheries, and predator control to boost fish populations and improve river habitat. Through these efforts, Gra...
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Public Hearings on the 2020 Budget

You're invited to Grant PUD's Public Hearings on the 2020 budget.  We welcome you to join us at one of the following locations: ​ October 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. Ephrata Headquarters Commission Room ​ 30 C Street SW, Ephrata, WA 98823 October 8, 2019 6:00 p.m. Grant PUD's Moses Lake Office Auditorium 312 W 3rd Avenue, Moses Lake, WA 98837 Octob...
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2019 Benefits Fair

Join us at one of the following locations to find out more about our benefit plans! We will have representatives present to provide education, resources, and giveaways. Please plan on stopping by for a few minutes and check it out. EHQ Commission Room ​ ​ September 25, 2019 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MLLO Conference Room ​ ​ September 25, 2019...
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Commission recap 08/27/2019, Higher market prices, reduced spending spur improved 2019 budget outlook

Grant PUD is expected to end the year with a bottom line more than $18 million greater than originally budgeted, spurred by higher-than-forecast wholesale prices from the sale of surplus electricity and reduced capital costs, commissioners learned Tuesday. The latest forecast through June (second quarter 2019) predicts a bottom line of $76.1 millio...
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