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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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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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Quick action on debt work to save Grant PUD $243.4 million

EPHRATA — Quick work and careful market watching by Grant PUD's Finance team resulted in debt-reduction and refinancing work that will save the utility $243.4 million in debt service through 2044. "We were in a good position to act when interest rates began to steadily decline," Senior Manager of Treasury Bonnie Overfield said. "The District has po...
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All Grant PUD recreation sites closed until further notice

Desplácese hacia abajo para españolMove coincides with other public lands' closures to prevent spread of COVID-19 EPHRATA — Grant PUD has made the difficult decision to close all its parks, campsites, boat launches and other recreation areas and facilities until further notice as an added measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.Th...
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Customers encouraged to contact Grant PUD with bill concerns

EPHRATA – Grant PUD urges customers having difficulties paying their power bills to call its customer service line at 509-766-2505 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. calling, customer service representatives will be able to discuss resources and options for assistance with bills, including: Modified payment plans to help customers catch up with ...
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Grant PUD silver anniversary memento

  Download PDF File Here Recently, my wife and I were going thru some bookcases at home and I ran across the attached that I had completely forgot about. We found this in our house when we bought it from the Estate of Ross Freer in 1998. Ross and his wife had built the house in the early 1950's and lived there until shortly before his death in...
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Commission recap 03/10/2020: Electric system improvement plan in the works

This week's commission meeting was held digitally, by audio conference, in an effort to follow state health officials' recommendations to reduce public gatherings to prevent spreading COVID-19 Coronavirus.Meetings will take place this way until further notice. The meeting was recorded in a different way and isn't immediately able to be posted on th...
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Grant PUD block of C Street to close for crane work March 12

EPHRATA — The portion of C Street SW, between Division Avenue and First Avenue SW will close the morning of March 12, to haul a new piece of air-conditioning equipment onto the roof of Grant PUD headquarters.That portion of C Street will close at approximately 7 a.m. The crane and a truck with the new equipment will stage on C Street. The job shoul...
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Get paid to live healthy with KrowdFit

Use your Fitbit, smart phone or other device to track your health progress and earn dollars through the new KrowdFit program, offered to Grant PUD employees for free through our Premera medical plan. Grant PUD Business Systems Analyst Shelly Irvine does, and she's already won $125 for tracking her meals and getting active."This is, literally, the r...
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Grant PUD block of C Street to close Feb. 28 for crane work

EPHRATA — The portion of C Street SW, between Division Avenue and First Avenue SW will be closed the morning of Friday, Feb. 28 for crane work to remove an old piece of air-conditioning equipment from the roof of Grant PUD headquarters.That portion of C Street and the sidewalk along its east side by the headquarters building will close at 6 a.m. Pa...
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Commission recap 1/28/2020: Fiber-optics on the rise

Lessons learned from 2019 to help future fiber expansionAlthough 2019 had its share of challenges with expanding Grant PUD's fiber-optic network, the accomplishments from the past year provided valuable insights while setting a very high bar for future expansion efforts.This was the message Grant PUD's Senior Manager of Wholesale Fiber, Russ Bretho...
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Coworkers save time, money with 'Teledoc'

Correction! The original version of this report listed mental health as one of the potential uses for Teledoc. Mental health is not available through Teledoc to Grant PUD employees. Sorry for the error. It's 10 p.m. Saturday and your 3-year-old daughter is crying because her ear hurts. The nearest emergency room or walk-in clinic is ...
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Grant PUD to reduce debt amid favorable market conditions

S&P Global, Moody's and Fitch uphold their high credit ratingsEPHRATA — Three of the world's top bond-rating agencies have affirmed strong credit ratings for Grant PUD, as the utility readies to pay down debt for long-term savings that will help keep electric rates low.The high ratings enable Grant PUD to take fuller advantage of current market...
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Holiday Video 2019

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!Thanks to everyone who made our first Holiday Video Greeting possible. We hope you enjoy it. Happy holidays to all of us 2019 - YouTube Grant PUD coworkers' video Christmas Card... to each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTqpQiSBqbk&t=2s
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Safety Space: Holiday safety gift ideas

Need a last-minute gift idea for family or friends? Give a gift of safety that just might save their life. ​​Here are some gift ideas: - Smoke detectors and batteries.- A quality fire extinguisher.- A flashlight and batteries or light sticks.- A first-aid kit.- An automobile safety kit including jumper cables, flares, fix-a-flat, reflectors.- A car...
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Grant PUD glows at Ephrata's Miracle on Main Street

​Grant PUD linemen once again took part in Ephrata's Miracle on Main Street Parade, the evening of Dec. 14, trucks aglow with colored lights and happy kids. The parade culminates an entire day of activity that includes Santa's arrival, story telling at the Ephrata library, a "Jingle Bell Fun Run" and a food drive for the local food bank.  Here...
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Irrigation Workshop a hit with irrigators

Approximately 75 irrigation customers attended our first Irrigation Workshop at the Grant County Fairgrounds, Dec. 11, in what promises to become an annual or biennial (every two years) event.Grant PUD subject-matter experts talk about Grant PUD's 2020 budget — which includes no rate increase for the second consecutive year — our expectations for f...
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More power for Northern Moses Lake

This 100,000-pound, 115 kV, transformer arrived at the Randolph Road Substation Dec. 5 from its manufacturer, Virginia Transformer Corp. of Pocatello, Idaho. Grant PUD is in the process of expanding the substation from its current footprint of 29,830 sq. ft. to 40,035 sq. ft. Improvements include one new transformer line-up to the existing two line...
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Voltswalkers raise $2,500+ in fall auction

What do a sumptuous Mexican group feast for $480 and a humble pig tote bag for $5 have in common? Both were winning bids that contributed to more than $2,500 raised through the Voltswalkers fall auction, Dec. 12, for cancer care and treatment. Congratulations, Voltswalkers. Thank you to all bidders for your generosity... enjoy your auction items.Ho...
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Grant PUD holiday video greeting 2019

Let's send ourselves a video Christmas card, containing 20-second video clips from as many groups/departments at Grant PUD who wish to participate. In Public Affairs, we'll stitch all the clips together, maybe add a little music and send everyone a link to the final product. Click on the photo, above, to view the clip from the External Affairs grou...
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