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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’s learning centers closed to public, commission meetings will be call-in only

EPHRATA — Grant PUD is taking the following actions effective immediately as a precautionary measure to protect employees and visitors from the potential threat of the COVID-19 Coronavirus:The Wanapum Heritage Center, near Priest Rapids Dam, and the Grant PUD Visitors Center, at Wanapum Dam, are closed to the public until further notice.All Grant P...
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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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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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Final unit at Wanapum Dam nears full rehab

The crews at Wanapum Dam and our contractors marked a huge milestone in Columbia River hydropower this month by completing the rehab and installation of the final of the dam's 10 turbine/generator units. Upgrade work began in April 2004 with replacement of each unit's turbines. Work to rebuild the generators began in June 2010 with the 7th turbine....
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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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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 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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All Grant PUD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice

Desplácese hacia abajo para españolEPHRATA — As a precautionary measure to protect the safety of customers and employees, all Grant PUD facilities will now be closed to public access until further notice. Only employees who are identified as mission-critical personnel in operating Grant PUD's generating and power systems, as well as the fiber netwo...
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General Manager gives update to Grant PUD’s response to Coronavirus threat

Grant PUD's Incident Command Team and I decided this week to take the prudent action of closing all Grant PUD facilities to the public. Until further notice, only Grant PUD employees required to provide on-site, mission-critical functions will report to their normal work locations. We are also taking the advice of public health officials to create ...
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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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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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Grant PUD joins the region to support Snake River dams

A press conference was held to allow local stakeholders the chance to respond to the federal Environmental Impact Statement released on Friday. Agencies represented at Tuesday's event included Grant PUD, Benton PUD, Franklin PUD, Port of Pasco, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Benton Clean Air Agency and Benton Rural Electric Cooperative."Tod...
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Grant PUD supports 'Math is Cool'

Young mathematicians test their knowledge  More than 350 competitors from 27 schools from Grant County and the rest of North Central Washington competed in this sort-of math Olympics Feb. 28 at Clovis Point Intermediate School in East Wenatchee.Grant PUD staffers, management — and a management spouse — take a leading role in making Math is Coo...
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Biologists' salmon research published in industry journal

Data sharingWhy do salmon sometimes break with ancestral tradition and return from the ocean to spawn in a stream other than their "birth" stream? Are they rebels? Rugged individualists? Troublemakers? Two Grant PUD fisheries scientists, Todd Pearsons and Rod O'Conner, recently had an article on our experiences with "straying salmon" published in t...
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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 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 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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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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