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Coronavirus - What you need to know

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Systemwide Coronavirus Update for March 2, 2020

The Coronavirus Disease is present in Washington State and several deaths have been reported in the Seattle area. All victims were already infirm. This new virus will likely spread. The situation statewide will likely become worse before it gets better, but we agree with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that now is the time for preparation, not...
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Revamped Spot Recognition is now online

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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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Get paid to live healthy with KrowdFit

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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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‘Risk ownership’ and mitigation are key to safety culture

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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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Office 365 Updates

OneDrive  Imagine a computing environment where your files and documents are always up to date, always available through the Internet and always in your control. That vision is here, and it is OneDrive. As part of the Office 365 transformation, we will be putting the OneDrive application on all district computers on March 25 and moving employe...
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Why a Project Management Office? Julie explains

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Kevin urges attendance at upcoming training sessions

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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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More and better power coming to Quincy

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Metrics, cloud computing and questions at February GM Forums

 The point of financial metrics — tools for measuring progress in safety, finances, service and operations — is to track progress and identify areas of improvement. Even if you don't hit your targeted goals, you learn from the process where to focus the effort to improve.That was General Manager and CEO Kevin Nordt's message to GM Forum audien...
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Teams Meeting Dial-in is Now Available

Employees now have audio conferencing capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings. Look for an email from Microsoft Audio Conferencing in your inbox where you can find your account information and PIN. Once you have received the email, audio conferencing information will automatically populate in your meeting invitations every time you schedule a Tea...
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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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Delve is Now our Corporate Directory

 On Feb. 3, Delve will replace OurDirectory as our corporate directory. Part of the Office 365 transformation, Delve will offer a seamless experience when it comes to finding contact information for employees and other information, such as their photo, availability, their reporting structure and more. To access Delve, go to office.com and log ...
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Join Teams Meetings by Phone

Starting Feb. 3, employees will be able to join Teams meetings by phone in addition to joining by Internet as they do today.On Feb. 3, everyone will receive an email from Microsoft Audio Conferencing with a conference phone number that will automatically populate in all Teams meetings they initiate after Feb. 3.Meeting participants will be able to ...
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Fleet adds two all-electric Chevy Bolts

Did you hear the roar of the engines recently when Grant PUD took possession of two brand new Chevy Bolt sedans? Of course you didn't!These all-electric cars rolled in like a whisper and soon will be used by Customer Service folks as any other fleet vehicle would be used, but with an important difference — no air pollution. The sporty Bolts will so...
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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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