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Commissioners discuss changes for resolution driving current rate policy

Grant PUD commissioners discussed possible changes to the rate-setting policy outlined in Resolution No. 8768 during their board meeting June 12 (10:00 in the recording).Resolution 8768, which was passed May 12, 2015, outlines which customer class would receive "core" or preferential status when it comes to being first in line for the benefits of P...
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Commission Meeting Recap for June 12, 2018

DURING TUESDAY'S MEETING GRANT PUD COMMISSIONERS– Heard from the Port of Royal Slope. A presentation recounting communications between the port and Grant PUD dating back to 2003, was given on behalf of the port by Kevin Richards who is President of Western Pacific Engineering and Survey. During the presentation Richards focused on previous discussi...
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Construction projects finish up at Crescent Bar

Ribbon cutting ceremony set for June 2 to celebrateEPHRATA — Come join us in celebrating the transformation of Grant PUD's most visited recreation site, Crescent Bar. To mark the completion of construction at the site, Grant PUD is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and family friendly party for all to enjoy. The free event will take place on June 2...
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New connection policy to protect core customers and provide certainty

"Evolving Industry" rate class will address deluge of cryptocurrency power requestsEPHRATA — Grant PUD commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to move forward to create a new customer rate class for cryptocurrency miners that would protect the interests of the utility's existing customers.By adopting this policy, the board also affirmed its positi...
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Commission Meeting Recap May 8, 2018

DURING TUESDAY'S MEETING COMMISSIONERS – Grant PUD commissioners unanimously agreed on May 8 to move forward to create a new customer rate class for cryptocurrency miners that would protect the interests of the utility's existing customers. (Discussion and vote begins at the 3:07:43 on commission recording)By adopting this policy, the board also af...
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Recap: Commission Workshop May 7, 2018

Monday's commission workshop was a culmination of six months of research and analysis. The workshop occurred to provide commissioners with an in-depth look at how staff is proposing to address the influx of cryptocurrency firms interested in electrical hookups throughout Grant County.Since just last summer, Grant PUD has obtained an unprecedented n...
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Commission meeting recap April 24, 2018

DURING TUESDAY'S MEETING COMMISSIONERS -Heard about a proposed new customer class that would give all traditional commercial and industrial customers priority status for power hookups. (1:27:30 commission audio)The proposed new "Evolving Industry" customer class would provide increased certainty to the large number of cryptocurrency firms intereste...
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Grant PUD fiber-optic network expansion moves ahead in 2018

Additional 1,400 residents and businesses to get access in Moses Lake and GeorgeEPHRATA, Wash. – Approximately 1,400 Grant County residents and businesses are a step closer to receiving fiber optic internet service this year. Grant PUD staff announced fiber buildout locations in portions of the Moses Lake and George areas to commissioners today dur...
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Commission meeting recap for July 24, 2018

Commissioners call for options to ease rate burden on existing crypto firmsWeeks after learning that a rate proposal for "evolving industries" would approximately triple the electric-rate burden on Grant County's cryptocurrency mining operations, some Grant PUD commissioners Tuesday asked staff for more options. (4:06:50 of commission audio)"We've ...
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Grant PUD commissioners seek public input on proposed new rate schedule

Rate Schedule 17 would impact Evolving Industries which applies to cryptocurrency miningEPHRATA — Grant PUD commissioners are asking for public input as they look to finalize the new customer rate class, Schedule 17 – Evolving Industries.Anyone who would like to provide comment regarding the proposed rates class is invited to the July 10 commission...
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