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Commission recap 6/09/2020: Commissioners to explore new ways to help customers hardest hit by Covid

Grant PUD commissioners will continue to explore additional ways to help those customers hardest-hit financially by the COVID-19 pandemic but lacked support Tuesday for a proposal that would have given "core" customers a temporary, 4% discount on a portion of their monthly power bills. Commissioner Dale Walker proposed the 4% discount May 28. The d...
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Grant PUD partners with Columbia Basin Foundation to support local food banks

EPHRATA – Grant PUD, in conjunction with Columbia Basin Foundation, has contributed to eight (8) food banks throughout Grant County this spring with Pay-It-Forward grants totaling $11,000.The services of these food banks are greatly needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.Many in our communities are struggling to put food on the table for their family ...
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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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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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Grant PUD and Washington State Broadband Office launch drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots

*Updated 7/10/2020Over 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-F...
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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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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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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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Commission Recap 4-14-2020: Feds approve Grant PUD's Shoreline Management Plan

Grant PUD commission meetings are being held via video conference until the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided. The meetings are recorded. Links and timestamps are below. Members of the public may also listen in to the live meeting by calling an access telephone number and punching in the conference number. See instructions under the day'...
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Grant PUD announces access changes at its recreation sites

EPHRATA –Select amenities at Grant PUD's recreation areas are restricted from public use until further notice. This includes the closure of all restroom facilities, picnic shelters, playground equipment and the golf course at Crescent Bar. Boat launches, trails and day-use areas, including parking, will remain accessible to the public. The closures...
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Commission Recap 03-24-2020: Route for Red Rock Transmission Line Determined

The route for a new 115-kilovolt transmission line near Royal City has been selected. Following extensive analysis of numerous route segments, public input regarding the three proposed route options and an economic review of the final two route considerations, Grant PUD staff and engineering consultants chose to follow the proposed "Eastern Route" ...
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Federal judge dismisses cryptominers’ suit against Grant PUD

  Download PDF File Here Grant PUD did not discriminate against nor violate constitutional rights of cryptocurrency mining operations by charging them and other higher-risk, "evolving industries" more for their electricity, a federal judge ruled Thursday.U.S. District Court Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson's ruling dismisses the lawsuit against G...
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Grant PUD to close all campgrounds until further notice

​desplácese hacia abajo para español ​Access to campsites at Grant PUD's five campgrounds is closed until further notice as a precaution against the threat of Coronavirus COVID-19. Grant PUD provides 20 recreation areas for the public along or near the Columbia River. Five of the utility's recreation areas offer overnight camping for visitors. The ...
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Grant PUD workers test negative for COVID-19

EPHRATA – Grant PUD learned on Friday afternoon that both workers, a contract worker and a regular employee, who were tested for COVID-19 Coronavirus have received negative results.In light of this news, Grant PUD is consulting with Grant County Health District and developing a plan to have workers, who are not at a high risk of serious complicatio...
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Grant PUD Bill Payment Info

desplácese hacia abajo para español EPHRATA- As Grant PUD works through this COVID-19 response phase, we want to assure customers that our team continues our daily activities of providing service and support to Grant PUD's customers. The power will keep flowing to the businesses and homes throughout the county and as customers' bills come due, we h...
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Grant PUD's Royal City office open to drive-through traffic only

EPHRATA — Grant PUD is taking the following action effective immediately as a precautionary measure to protect employees and customers from the potential threat of the COVID-19 Coronavirus: The lobby of the Royal City Local Office (505 Royal Road, Royal City, WA) will be drive-through only until further notice. Customers can continue to make paymen...
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Commission Recap 02-25-2020 Smaller rate increase forecast for evolving industries -- unless demand again spikes

Cryptocurrency mining operations in Grant County will get a far smaller rate increase April 1 than originally forecast, if commissioners approve the staff recommendation, announced Tuesday.Connection requests from this high-energy-use group has declined from 402 average megawatts of electricity to just under 90 average megawatts since the first of ...
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Commission recap 02-11-2020: Drones, new hardware, tree trimming and more to help system reliability

A wide range of efforts to minimize power interruptions and improve overall system reliability were highlighted during Tuesday's commission meeting. One new tool the utility is exploring are the use of drones. Crews would utilize drones to assist with patrolling power lines and inspecting substations. Power Delivery Engineer Will Coe, told commissi...
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Commission recap 01-14-2020: Priest Rapids embankment work expected to cost less

Managing Director of Power Production Ty Ehrman told commissioners Tuesday that the low bid to build a secondary embankment on the Yakima County side of Priest Rapids Dam came in at $33.4 million, almost $13 million less than the engineer's estimate. Staff is recommending the low bidder, IMCO Construction of Ferndale, WA., for the job. Work is expe...
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Rate Schedule 17 - Scheduled Review

Resolution 8891, which established Rate Schedule 17, requires at least a yearly review of the rate class to determine if certain customer uses or industries should move into or out of the rate class. Staff will share materials and info regarding the review during regularly scheduled commission meetings.  See table below for tentative sche...
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