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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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We filled the bucket!

​Grant PUD employees and customers achieved the goal of having enough donated food to fill the extra-large two-man line truck bucket during the annual Fill-the-Bucket Food Drive last week. The drive, which is a joint effort between Grant PUD and the IBEW Local 77, collected food for local Grant County food banks at Grant PUD's local offices and wit...
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Crypto group loses appeal to suspend Rate 17

The group of cryptocurrency mining firms who have sued Grant PUD over a new, higher electricity rate have lost their appeal to have the new rate suspended until the overall lawsuit is resolved.In a Nov. 5 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, denied the crypto group's appeal for an injunction that would have suspended the rate. The...
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Catching fish to make more fish

Record participation for a good cause at King of the Reach salmon derby  VERNITA — Young Alex Herrera pulled back on the rod, the line taught, his back arched against the strain as if he were battling a deep-sea marlin or sail fish.He may as well have been. A video shot by his uncle Jose Merced shows the 9-year-old from Pasco landing a nearly ...
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Industry op-ed touts hydropower as key to carbon-free future

​This column by Malcolm Woolf, president and CEO of the National Hydropower Association, appeared Oct. 22, 2019 in The Hill, a Washington D.C.-based news website covering politics and government. The path to carbon free flows through hydropowerBY MALCOLM WOOLF, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR The Hill10/22/19 https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-envi...
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GPS tracking system to allow better cost-control, monitoring of fleet

More information and Q&A coming at November safety meetings  Procedures are in place, reviews complete and roll-out imminent for a GPS-based system that will allow Grant PUD to closely track how its vehicles are being used.Folks will be on hand during November safety meetings all around the District to talk about the tracking system and an...
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Grant PUD investigating exciter fires at Priest Rapids Dam

Dam operations will be modified during investigationEPHRATA – 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 as a...
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Quick Start Guide to Microsoft Teams

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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 Hermiston...
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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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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 d...
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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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