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Public Hearings on possible routes for new 115-kilovolt transmission line

Three route alternatives considered for new 115-kilovolt transmission line in Royal CityAfter evaluating numerous route segments, Grant PUD staff and engineering consultants have identified three potential construction routes for the new "Red Rock" 115-kilovolt transmission line near Royal City. The public will have a chance to view detailed maps o...
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New state benefit provides paid family, medical leave

Need extended time off for family or medical?  You soon may not have to use PL Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Program   A new state law that takes effect Jan. 1 creates a new state-run benefit program that provides paid leave of up to $1,000 per week for as many as 18 weeks for any qualifying employee who needs an extended...
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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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Office 365: Productivity boost in a cloud

Welcome to Office 365Grant PUD continues to execute its Enterprise Technology Roadmap with the deployment of the Office 365 productivity suite. Through it, we'll be changing up a core technology model by moving many technology applications off our onsite servers in order to decrease internal operating costs and create more collaboration among ...
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Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave

​Click here ​to view most recent information.   Starting January 1, 2020, most working Washingtonian's will be eligible for benefits through the Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML), a new state-run benefit program that allows you to take paid time off for your own medical condition, to care of a family member, or to bond with a chi...
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Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave

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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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Commission recap 12-10-2019: Survey shows customer satisfaction remains high

About eight of every 10 Grant PUD customers show high levels of satisfaction with the utility, according to the results of a recent telephone survey among customers throughout the county. Senior Manager of External Affairs, Andrew Munro, told commissioners that the results of the biennial survey showed an overall satisfaction score of 82%, down fro...
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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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Commission recap 11-26-2019: Grant PUD to launch $58 million electric system upgrade in 2020

The Grant PUD electric system from Royal City north to Quincy and Ephrata will become more resilient to power outages and gain capacity for new customers following a 2-year, approximately $58 million package of upgrades slated to begin construction in mid-2020.Total project cost will be refined in the coming months.Grant PUD project managers David ...
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2020 budget approved: no rate increase, more fiber, stronger financial outlook

EPHRATA — Grant PUD commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a $291 million budget for 2020 with no electric-rate increase for any customer group except the approximately 25 cryptocurrency mining operations classified as "evolving industries."A solid revenue outlook through 2024 and years of careful budgeting and planning have Grant PUD well-posi...
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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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Coleman makes the most of GM for the Day opportunity

As of Nov. 18, 2019, Jeremy Coleman can add "GM" to his resume – although it was just for one day.Jeremy, a hydro mechanic at Wanapum Dam, was the winner of the grand-prize drawing during the Employee Appreciation event in September. That grand prize was to be GM for the day and experience the life of Kevin Nordt. The activities were to be tailored...
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Fill the Bucket Food Drive

Fill-the-Bucket Food Drive 2019 happens Nov. 18 to 22 and includes a food-collection event at the Moses Lake Walmart Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Food donations will be collected in the local offices and HOB for area food banks. Non-perishable foods only, please. The food drive is a great way to interact with the community. Anyone who w...
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Commission Recap 11-12-19: No rate increase in 2020, except for evolving industry

Commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday that no Grant PUD customer, except those classified as "evolving industry" under Rate 17, will receive an electric-rate increase in 2020.Commissioners Tom Flint, Judy Wilson and Nelson Cox were present for the vote. They said the absent commissioners, Dale Walker and Larry Schaapman, also agreed."This is a b...
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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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