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Commission recap: 5/26/2020: Budget looking strong through March amid changing forecast

Grant PUD's budget through March remains strong, with better-than-forecast power sales to the region more than compensating for a slowing demand for energy among the county's industrial and commercial customers.Compared to Grant PUD's 2020 budget, energy use among Grant PUD retail customers is expected to decline by approximately 50 average megawat...
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Guidelines for employees in high risk for COVID-19 complications

As we have been developing plans for returning to work under the Moderate Incident Criticality Level, our Incident Management Team has installed new return-to-work guidelines for employees who may be in the high risk category for severe complications from COVID-19. The new high risk guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control are for those who:...
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Be safe when visiting Grant PUD’s recreation sites

EPHRATA – This Memorial Day weekend we are reminding everyone to be safe while visiting our recreation sites. On May 8, Grant PUD reopened many day-use amenities, including boat launches, on our 20 recreation sites. Since then, we have observed most of our visitors following rules that promote social distancing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus....
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Family First Coronavirus Response Act - HR Policy

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District Travel Guidelines

District travel already planned outside Grant PUD's service area and project lands must be approved by a Senior Executive (CXO) until further notice. Any new travel plans must also receive senior executive approval. Employees are also asked to make prudent travel decisions on their personal time.Returning from another country? Follow these CDC reco...
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Grant PUD to move from Severe to Moderate COVID-19 response on May 26

Hello team, The Incident Management Team has been tracking the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Grant PUD since early March, based in part on state and local data that show how fast the virus is spreading. The ongoing analysis has informed the decisions made to date for having everyone either work from home, go on admin leave, or stay as safe as ...
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Incident Criticality Level Metrics

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Get relief from Stress- A free new offering from Grant PUD

Ongoing stress can be tough to handle, and most of us could use some relief. Omada Mind is a new online program that offers support and coaching to help you feel your best. You'll gain techniques to help you tackle life's challenges: whether it's finding relief in the tough moments, managing the unique stress of today's environment, or developing l...
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Districtwide Service Desk Support Team

Starting immediately, the Service Desk is rolling out some cool new services meant to provide quicker and easier access to the Support and Services you need to perform your work. What are the benefits to you: Districtwide Service Desk Support Team – fast, easy access to Service Desk help and support. Access to up to date information at a glance. Ne...
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Commission recap 5/12/2020: Budget impacts mild, so far, from COVID-19

Budget impacts from COVID-19 mild, so far A strong financial position, better-than-expected wholesale energy prices, and debt reduction and re-funding work completed earlier this year combine to minimize, for now, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Grant PUD finances to date, commissioners heard Tuesday. A high degree of uncertainty remains ab...
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Identity Theft Protection

With the increase in fraudulent unemployment claims, I want to remind you about FREE identity theft protection resources available to your employees and dependents: Experian FREE credit report monitoring, plus ID theft and fraud resolution services (offered through Premera) Symetra Identity Theft Protection Symetra Beneficiary Companion Program, in...
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#WeAreGrantCounty

​During this pandemic, all of us at Grant PUD are here for you! Our dedicated team of employees continue to generate and deliver power and maintain our high-speed fiber-optic network for our customers and the communities we serve.We also know we are not alone. There are many people working hard and keeping our county moving. We appreciate all that ...
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Grant PUD and Washington State Broadband Office launch drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots

Over the past few weeks, Grant PUD has partnered with the Washington State Broadband Office to bring free public broadband internet access to several Grant County locations. This comes at a time when communities need internet the most for school, work and keeping in touch during the COVID-19 pandemic.Last week, nine drive-in Wi-Fi hot spots were de...
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Grant PUD to open boat launches and certain recreation amenities at noon on May 8

Grant PUD is pleased to announce that our boat launches and most recreation areas will open at noon, May 8. The following restrictions apply for the safety of our visitors and employees: At Crescent Bar: Only the boat launches and boat-launch parking lots will open. The rest of the amenities in this recreation area have potential to attract large g...
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Grant PUD Song

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Grant PUD's COVID-19 Response

As all of us at Grant PUD work through our response to COVID-19 we want to assure customers that our teams continue their daily activities of providing service and support to those throughout Grant County. As a precautionary measure for the safety of customers and employees, we have restricted public access to all of Grant PUD facilities until...
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Grant PUD to evaluate reopening of recreation sites

EPHRATA – Grant PUD is evaluating when it can reopen its recreation sites, which were closed in March because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Grant PUD operates 20 recreation sites on the Columbia River. During the pandemic, the utility is placing the highest priority on keeping its mission critical systems functioning. These systems include...
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Moving Day

Birds safe. Electrical system secure.  Osprey are notoriously noted for their excellent taste in real estate. They love high-rise living, on or near prime waterfront property. In Grant County, the prime real estate they choose to build their nests often sits atop a Grant PUD power pole. Raising a family inches from energized powerlines endange...
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CARES Act

Good afternoon,The CARES Act (federal stimulus package passed last month) allows employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic more flexibility with their 457 and 401(a) retirement accounts at Grant PUD. The changes are only available to employees who meet certain criteria. You will need to self-certify with ICMA-RC that you meet the applicable crite...
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Commission recap 4-28-2020: Fiber network and subscriber growth continue

Even in the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, expansion work for Grant PUD's high-speed fiber-optic network continues to progress. While at the same time more customers continue subscribing for fiber service."This pandemic has really highlighted the importance of our fiber-optic internet services," said General Manager Kevin Nordt, who f...
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