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2019 Washington PUD Association Scholarship

Children and dependents of Grant PUD employees are eligible to apply for the new $1,000 Washington PUD Educational Scholarship, as well as $250 to go towards educational expenses from the Grant PUD Employee Association. To be eligible to apply, students or legal dependents of Grant PUD employees must be: ·    &nbs...
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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 ...
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Commission recap 09/10/2019, 2020 Budget to draw on better data, cost forecast

New processes that allow Grant PUD to more accurately track its costs, together with improvements to forecasting methods, are expected to produce more accurate budgets and ease the rate burden on customers, commissioners learned Tuesday. Commissioners will get their first look at a detailed 2020 budget forecast at their Sept. 24 commission meeting,...
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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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Where to park during EHQ repaving?

This map shows alternative parking options while the EHQ lots are under construction. Please respect the "no parking" areas, too. 
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2019 Biometric Screenings

Biometric screenings — blood draws for lab analysis — are coming to you Oct. 7-15. The screening is key for meeting your VEBA requirements to receive $1,800 in free healthcare money next year.​  Remember to fast — nothing but black coffee or water — for nine hours before your screening for best results.​ Hydro Office Building Commission Room M...
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Safe Fish. Healthy River. Clean Power.

Grant PUD works hard to ensure salmon make it past our Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams and find the habitat they need on our part of their journey to the ocean and back again to spawn. We spend millions annually on research, safe passage, hatcheries, and predator control to boost fish populations and improve river habitat. Through these efforts, Gra...
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2019 Benefits Fair

Join us at one of the following locations to find out more about our benefit plans! We will have representatives present to provide education, resources, and giveaways. Please plan on stopping by for a few minutes and check it out. EHQ Commission Room ​ ​ September 25, 2019 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MLLO Conference Room ​ ​ September 25, 2019...
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Public Hearings on the 2020 Budget

You're invited to Grant PUD's Public Hearings on the 2020 budget.  We welcome you to join us at one of the following locations: ​ October 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. Ephrata Headquarters Commission Room ​ 30 C Street SW, Ephrata, WA 98823 October 8, 2019 6:00 p.m. Grant PUD's Moses Lake Office Auditorium 312 W 3rd Avenue, Moses Lake, WA 98837 Octob...
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Commission recap 08/27/2019, Higher market prices, reduced spending spur improved 2019 budget outlook

Grant PUD is expected to end the year with a bottom line more than $18 million greater than originally budgeted, spurred by higher-than-forecast wholesale prices from the sale of surplus electricity and reduced capital costs, commissioners learned Tuesday. The latest forecast through June (second quarter 2019) predicts a bottom line of $76.1 millio...
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Regional effort to eradicate Northern Pike needs you

By Christine Pratt, Grant PUD Public Affairs LAKE ROOSEVELT — Enjoy fishing for salmon? Then please help eradicate the invasive Northern Pike. The Grant, Chelan and Douglas PUDs are contributing to an effort by tribes and state agencies to control this voracious predator that, if not contained, could set back decades of salmon recovery efforts acro...
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Commission recap 08/13/2019, Wheeling agreement with irrigators extended for another year

Grant County irrigators who draw their water from the federal Columbia Basin Project irrigation system will pay the same "wheeling" fee for one more year to transport over Grant PUD power lines the federal electricity they need to power their water pumps. Grant County PUD commissioners unanimously approved the extension of an existing agreement wit...
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Lots to do on Employee Appreciation Day - Sept. 12 at Crescent Bar

We've got a group hard at work making final plans for the 2019 Grant PUD Employee Appreciation Day at Crescent Bar on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See below for the preliminary schedule. A few things to know: This is an event for all employees and work will be suspended for the day. Supervisors are working with Senior Managers and the...
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GEARUP makes field trip to Crescent Bar

I would like to take the time to let you know that we had an awesome experience touring the Crescent Bar Recreation site on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Our 9th grade Ephrata/Soap Lake High School Summer Program students were able to see the environmental impacts that occur while making land improvements. This opportunity assisted them in completing a p...
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Come visit us at the Grant County Fair!

 Grant PUD will be set up with games and giveaways galore! August 13-17, 2019 Grant County Fairgrounds 3953 Airway Dr NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837
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Summer Energy Saving Tips

TEMPERATURE If you have air conditioning, set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. A recommended 78 degrees if you are home and warmer if you are away. Reduce your electric water heater to 120 degrees. FANS Use ceiling and other portable room fans to increase your cooling efficiency without having to lower your thermostat. Be sure to tu...
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Riderless watercraft survives Wanapum Dam fish bypass

BEVERLY — Bryan Shultz's personal watercraft survived a white-water plunge earlier this month wilder than an adrenaline junkie's wildest nightmare. Good thing Shultz wasn't on it. The Puyallup-area visitor launched his 3-person Yamaha WaveRunner on the Columbia River at Frenchman Coulee, where he and his wife were camping. What started as a calm, g...
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Commission Recap 07/23/2019, Other states' data-center enticements narrow Grant County's edge

Grant County still has a very attractive combination of low-cost land and electricity, temperate climate and seismic stability that data center developers are looking for, commissioners heard Tuesday. But the state's lack of tax-break incentives make it hard for Washington to compete with tax incentives other states are offering to lure in these bi...
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4H kids get super safety demonstration

Grant PUD line workers gave 4H kids, leaders and parents an up-close look at their protective gear and an "electrifying" demonstration of how important it is to be safe around high-voltage power equipment. The demonstration was a part of the "4H Super Saturday" event at the Grant County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Feb. 23. Linemen Eric Huber, Ed Olson...
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Grant PUD receives national award for community service

Award recognizes exceptional commitment to the people we serve EPHRATA — The collective efforts of Grant PUD and its employees to give back to the communities we serve were recognized June 11 with the American Public Power Association's (APPA) 2018 Community Service Award. The national award honors exceptional commitment on behalf of utilities and ...
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