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Community

Your community partner

We are part of our local community. We live, work, and play alongside the people we serve. We work hard to keep our local communities healthy, safe and economically vibrant.

Community Service

Grant PUD is more than a power company, our customers are also our neighbors. Grant PUD encourages community service. We sponsor a number of events, including a food drive to benefit those throughout Grant County. 

The collective efforts of Grant PUD and its employees was reconized by the American Public Power Association (APPA). Grant PUD recieved the associations national award honoring the utilities commitment to the communities we serve.

You can learn about all of Grant PUD's ongoing efforts in our entry submission to APPA.

Grant PUD employee collecting food for our "Fill the Bucket" food drive

Grant County Fair

Join us each August at the Grant County Fairgrounds for the Grant County Fair. In addition to fun giveaway items found at our booth, visitors can also explore the culture of the Wanapum at their traveling exhibit. Also, every evening Grant PUD’s line crew provides their electrical safety demonstration.

Grant PUD employee giving out freebies at the fair booth

Archeology Days

In October, schools from around Grant County visit the Wanapum Heritage Center for Archeology Days. Archaeology Days provides a fun and interactive experience for all to learn more about the Wanapum way of life. Enjoy hands-on activities and events as well as expert speakers on a host of cultural, historical and natural topics. For more information, visit Wanapum.org.

archaeology days

Each spring, fifth graders around Grant County visit Big Bend Community College for Solar Races and Energy Science Days. The event, which is presented in partnership with several area businesses and organizations, focuses on renewable energy sources including hydropower, solar and wind energy. Students enjoy hands-on experiences with one of the highlights including the opportunity to build and race solar-powered cars.

Kids racing solar cars

Throughout the summer, Grant PUD visits local libraries throughout the county as part of the North Central Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program. The program shows how the naturally-occurring water cycle allows power companies like Grant PUD to generate electricity while also teaching about how power is delivered to customers throughout Grant County.

Child spinning handles to generate electricity and turn on lightbulb.

Grant PUD is proud to be a partner with the Foundation for Water & Energy Education (FWEE) on their Hydropower and Stem Career Academy. The Foundation provides a weeklong career exploration opportunity for high school students. During the academy, students learn from industry leaders and discover hydro industry careers all while earning college credit.

Students in hard-hats listen to tour guide near river

Our commitment to fish and
wildlife

To learn more about what Grant PUD is doing to protect fish, wildlife and cultural resources, visit our fish and wildlife page.

Salmon lifecycle poster

For classroom quanities, email
publicaffairs@gcpud.org

Learn more about our energy

Grant PUD delivers power to more than 40,000 customers throughout the county. Visit our energy page to learn more about power generation, delivery, and programs.