Grant PUD to Implement Evolving Industry Rate in April

From a press release: Starting April 1, cryptocurrency miners and other “evolving-industry” firms will pay the first of a three-year, graduated increase to a new, above-cost electric rate designed to protect Grant PUD from risk and preserve below-cost rates for core customers. Commissioners Tuesday (Aug. 28) unanimously approved the new…


Grant PUD Nearing Completion of Work at Priest Rapids Dam

From a press release – Drilling for drainage and inspection in the spillway monoliths at Priest Rapids Dam is complete, as around 230 core samples have been extracted from the dam’s grout gallery. The discovery of excess leakage due to a disbonded lift joint earlier this year, resulted in the…


Grant PUD Adds Evolving Industry Rate

From a press release – 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 position that core customer groups – residential,…


Grant PUD Crews Continue Inspection of Priest Rapids Dams

Crews continue investigating the leakage discovered in spillway monoliths at Priest Rapids Dam. Initial analysis shows that a disbonded lift joint is the source of the leakage. A lift joint is the area between two concrete blocks poured at different times.  A monolith is the structure that supports the piers…


Crescent Bar Work Continuing on Schedule

Grant County PUD has announced timelines along with three major construction projects underway at the Crescent Bar Recreation Site. Crews have installed the steel framework embedded in natural river rock and covered it pre-cast concrete to form the new boat ramp. That is expected to be done by Memorial Day….


Grant PUD Holding Public Rate Meeting

Grant PUD will be holding a public meeting on January 23rd to discuss the proposed rate increase and how to implement the two percent bump across the county. PUD Spokesman Ryan Holterhoff says the commissioners will hear from the stuff and the public. The meetings will take place at the…


Archaeology Days 2017 in Mattawa

In recognition of Archaeology Month, Grant PUD and the Wanapum invite members of the public and media to Archaeology Days 2017. Archeology Days will begin with Youth Day on Wednesday, Oct. 25 followed by Adult Day on Thursday, Oct. 26. Events and activities on both days will be held at…


Keep Cool and Save Money this Summer with Tips from Grant PUD

From a press release – With the heat of the summer settling into the region, making smart energy-use choices can help save energy and keep bills low. The following tips from Grant PUD will assist in saving energy and money this summer: ·         Temperature: If you have air conditioning, set your…


Grant PUD Opening New Boat Launch

Local residents and visitors will have a number of outdoor opportunities along the Columbia River this summer recreation season. Grant PUD operates 19 recreation sites on or near the Columbia River. Recreation sites with boat launches include the Priest Rapids Recreation Area, Buckshot, Huntzinger, Wanapum Dam Lower, Wanapum Dam Upper,…


Grant PUD Raising Rates Two Percent

Grant PUD customers will be seeing a bump in their electricity rates this year. At their Monday night meeting, Grant PUD Commissioners announced a two percent hike in rates for local customers. They estimate that the average residential household will see an increase of about $1.41 per month on their…