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Irrigation Services

Helping our farmers keep the county green

Since the early days of the Columbia Basin Project, Grant PUD has partnered with farmers to provide reliable and inexpensive power to run the pumps and equipment that keeps Grant County's farmers growing. Scroll down for irrigation rates.

Electrical disconnects & reconnects

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When an irrigation customer requests a service disconnect or reconnect, please contact customer service at 509-766-2505 to schedule.

Prior to service reconnect, our customer service representatives need to know

  • Where and when the work occurred
  • What type of work was involved, such as:
    • Alter an existing electric service
    • Replace a main breaker
    • Add electric service disconnects
    • Add or change a pump or irrigation circle
Be advised that if these types of projects were involved, we will need to know the following before equipment can be energized:*
  • You must have a valid permit for the work in place (where permit is required).
  • Verify that an L&I inspection is complete and sticker is attached to the facility being energized.
Click here to access the L&I website.

*Please note that emergency reconnects are allowed before an L&I inspection, but only when work is completed by a licensed electrician and is accompanied with the appropriate permits. A follow-up L&I inspection is still required as soon as possible.

2020 Energy Efficiency Program

Energy efficiency measures for center pivot/lateral move irrigation hardware. Prior to starting any work please submit application to Grant PUD to check eligibility of rebates.

Rates for Irrigators

Rates are set by Grant PUD's elected Board of Commissioners and are subject to change at the commission's discretion.

AVAILABILITY

This rate is for customers with irrigation, orchard temperature-control or soil-drainage loads not exceeding 2,500 horsepower and other miscellaneous power needs, including lighting.

For miscellaneous power requirements, customers furnish any additional transformers and other equipment necessary.

A grinder, chopper, welder, etc., may be used on a limited-operation basis, provided a double-throw switch or other suitable device is installed that will disconnect one piece of equipment from the line while the other is in operation; provided further, that the load so connected is less than the primary load.

Customers receiving service pursuant this rate schedule shall be required to pay charges as set forth below.

EFFECTIVE

With meter readings on and after April 1, 2018

CAPACITY CHARGE

The Capacity Charge is a recurring charge based on the customer’s billing horsepower.

The customer’s billing horsepower is equal to the sum of the horsepower ratings of all of the customer’s equipment that may be operated at the same time under one meter.

In no case will charges be based on a customer’s billing horsepower of less than two horsepower for single-phase service, nor less than five horsepower for three-phase service.

Whenever horsepower requirements, as calculated from the metered demand, exceed nameplate horsepower ratings of the operating load, Grant PUD may base its charges upon those requirements.

FIRST 75 HP

$2.67 / hp

OVER 75 HP

$2.45 / hp

The Capacity Charge is based on a seven (7) month irrigation season and is billed monthly.

ENERGY CHARGE

The Energy Charge is based on the number of kilowatt hours consumed by the customer during the billing period at the rate shown in the shaded box to the right.

ALL kWh BILLED AT

$0.02895 / kWh

The Energy Charge is billed monthly over the seven (7) month irrigation season.

BASIC CHARGE

SINGLE PHASE

$29.36 / month

THREE PHASE

$41.92 / month

The Basic Charge is based on a seven (7) month irrigation season and is billed monthly.

MINIMUM CHARGE

The Monthly Minimum Charge is the monthly Capacity Charge and $29.36 per month for single-phase or $41.92 per month for three-phase.

TAX ADJUSTMENT

The amount of any tax levied by any city or town, in accordance with RCW 54.28.070, of the Laws of the State of Washington, will be added to the above charges.

SERVICE

Service provided pursuant to this rate schedule is subject to terms and conditions of Grant PUD's customer service policies, as periodically amended.

Irrigation Billing Terms

CAPACITY CHARGE

This fee Is charged monthly during the growing season of April through October. It is equal to the sum of the horsepower ratings of all equipment that may be operated at the same time under one meter.

MONTHLY BASIC CHARGE

This fee Is charged monthly during the growing season of April through October. It is a fixed charge based on the cost to bring electricity to your pump. This charge also covers the cost of reading your meter and maintaining customer account records.

ENERGY CHARGES

Meters are read and billed monthly from April to November.

PREPAYMENT

If we request you pay a deposit, you have the option of prepaying for your irrigation service instead of providing us with a deposit. To make prepayment arrangements for this year’s growing season please contact Customer Service before March 15 to learn more about this option. Contact Customer Service at 509-766-2505 or by email customerservice@gcpud.org

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