General Inquires

Phone: (509) 754-0500
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Mailing Address

Grant PUD
PO Box 878
Ephrata WA 98823

Commissioners

Phone: (509) 793-1457
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Conservation

Phone: (509) 766-2512
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Customer Service

Phone: (509) 766-2505    (800) 422-3199
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Employment

Phone: (509) 793-1569
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Energy Services

Phone: (509) 766-2512
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Lands & Recreation

Phone: (509) 754-5085
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Procurement

Phone: (509) 754-5088 ext. 2336
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Public Affairs

Phone: (509) 754-5035
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Grant PUD can sell or otherwise dispose of property which is unserviceable, inadequate, obsolete, worn out or unfit and is no longer necessary or useful in our operations. Online auctions are held throughout the year as items become available.

To view current surplus auction listings and to sign up for auction notification, use the box to the right.

Items must be picked up from the appropriate location. Picture ID, sales receipt and the title of your auction must be presented at time of pick up.

Look for badged Grant PUD employees on-site to assist you.

Click here for Ephrata Surplus Pickup info

Click here for Wanapum Surplus Pickup info

Click here for Moses Lake Surplus pickup info

 

 

 

Welcome to our online contract system. Register and view solicitations, bid results and bid award information via the link below. Registration is required to receive automatic notification of upcoming opportunities and to download the solicitation documents and addenda.

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Interlocal Agreements

Contact Information:

eBid Administrator

LaNell Warren (T&D/Electric System Contracts)
(509) 793-1582
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Kristi Van Diest
509-754-7001
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Grant County PUD
30 C Street SW
PO Box 878
Ephrata, WA 98823

Public power gives you a voice. You have a say in PUD policy setting much like the stockholder of a private corporation. Grant PUD has a five-member board of commissioners made up of local citizens elected on a nonpartisan basis by the people of Grant County. The commissioners meet twice monthly to set policy, review operations and approve budget expenditures.

You’re always invited to Commission Meetings

Grant PUD commissioners meet the second and fourth Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the PUD Commission Room, 30 C Street SW, Ephrata. For more information, visit the Upcoming Meeting Agenda page.

Workshops are held on alternating Mondays as scheduled.  Click here for calendar.

Click the link to review Grant PUD Commission's  Governance Policy.

 

 

Public Utility Districts (PUDs) are nonprofit, community-owned and governed utilities that provide electricity, water, wholesale telecommunications and sewer services. At Grant PUD, we offer both electric and wholesale broadband services.

Washington’s first initiative to the legislature, approved by voters in 1930, gave citizens of each county the right to form a PUD. The Washington State Grange sponsored the PUD initiative because private power companies at that time refused to bring electric service to rural farms and small communities.

Every PUD Has:

  • A board of elected commissioners who set policy for their PUD. We have a board of five commissioners.  Commissioners are elected to four or six-year terms by those they serve. Their positions are nonpartisan.
  • A manager and staff who operate the PUD.
  • Open meetings, where members of the public can observe and participate in decisions made by the PUD board of commissioners.
  • A non-for-profit focus. Because PUDs are nonprofit utillities owned by the public, not stockholders, the amount we charge is based on the cost of providing service.

Employees are Grant PUD’s greatest asset; our people define this utility. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity and is free from harassment or discrimination. We recruit, hire, train and promote in all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or protected veteran status.
Current Employees Apply Here.

Please Note: We only accept applications through our electronic system. Click the Apply Now button at the top of each job description page. All applications submitted on the closing date will be considered for positions.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Hydropower Projects

Hydroelectric power is electrical energy produced by converting the gravitational force of falling or flowing water into electricity.

Grant PUD operates two large hydroelectric power plants on the Columbia River — Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams.  These two facilities make up the Priest Rapids Project, licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Priest Rapids Dam »
Priest Rapids Dam has 10 generating units with a total capacity of 955 megawatts.  The facility went on line in October 1959 and produced its first commercial generation in September 1963.

Wanapum Dam »
Wanapum Dam has 10 generating units with a total capacity of 1,038 megawatts. The facility went on line in September 1963.

Quincy Chute »
The Quincy Chute is a small hydroelectric generating facility with a capacity of 9.4 megawatts located on one of the main irrigation canals of the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. 

Potholes East Canal Headworks Project »
The Potholes East Canal Headworks Project at O’Sullivan Dam is a hydroelectric generating facility with a capacity of 6.5 megawatts.

Wind Projects

Grant PUD also holds contracts for a 12.54 percent share of the power from the Nine Canyon Wind Project near Kennewick, Wash., owned by Energy Northwest.

Grant PUD was created by Grant County voters in 1938 to bring electricity to the entire county. In the 1950s Grant PUD began the Priest Rapids Project, which constructed two hydro-electric dams on the Columbia River — Priest Rapids and Wanapum — that now generates electricity for our customers and for wholesale power customers. Today, along with the two Columbia River dams, we operate the Quincy Chute and Potholes East Canal hydroelectric projects. We also hold contracts for a 12.54 percent share of the power from the Nine Canyon Wind Project owned by Energy Northwest.

We maintain and operate one of the most advanced fiber-optic communications systems in the country. High-speed Internet access is available to customers in portions of the county through several Fiber-Optic Service Providers.

We have an ongoing commitment to safely pass migratory fish through the Priest Rapids Project. Our team of fishery biologist and scientists, work collaboratively with local fishery agencies and tribes to study the behavior of fish passing through the Project. 

We maintain cultural, recreational and wildlife habitat resources in its project’s lands.

We are a public electric utility serving over 46,000 customers throughout Grant County. We were created in 1938 by a popular vote of the people in the county who had been struggling for 20 years to receive electricity.

Grant County is a rural, predominantly agricultural region. The ability to maintain local leadership of power resources has allowed the county to grow and prosper. Our low-cost power allows the county to be a leading player in the agricultural sector of Washington state and a driving force in regional and state economies.

We own and operate the Priest Rapids Project on the Columbia River in central Washington. The Priest Rapids Project, comprised of Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams, has the capacity to produce 2,000 megawatts of clean, renewable and reliable electricity. We share this affordable electric power with 23 Northwest utilities that serve millions of customers, creating economic benefits throughout the Northwest.

As a customer, you have a say in policy, much like the stockholder of a private corporation. We have a five-member board of commissioners made up of local citizens elected on a nonpartisan basis by the people of Grant County. Commissioners set policy, review operations and approve budget expenditures.

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Everything we do at this utillty is based on one simple goal — to provide our customers the best services possible at the most affordable price.

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    Mission: 
To Efficiently and Reliably Generate and Deliver Energy to our Customers
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Excellence in Service and Leadership
    Grant PUD was created by Grant County voters in 1938 to bring electricity to the entire county. In the 1950s Grant PUD began the Priest Rapids Project, which constructed two hydro-electric dams on the Columbia River — Priest Rapids and Wanapum — that now generates electricity for Grant PUD customers and for wholesale power customers. Today, along with the two Columbia River dams, the PUD also operates the Quincy Chute and Potholes East Canal hydroelectric projects. Grant PUD also holds contracts for a 12.54 percent share of the power from the Nine Canyon Wind Project owned by Energy Northwest.


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    Grant PUD also maintains and operates one of the most advanced fiber-optic communications systems in the country. High-speed Internet access is available to customers in portions of the county and we are bringing the service to even more customers through several Fiber-Optic Service Providers.
    Grant PUD also has an ongoing commitment to safely pass migratory fish through the Priest Rapids Project. Grant PUD and its staff of fishery biologist and scientists, work collaboratively with local fishery agencies and tribes to study the behavior of fish passing through the Project.  
    Grant PUD also maintains cultural, recreational and wildlife habitat resources in its project’s lands.
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    Employment
    Current Employees Apply Here>>
    BOX: Applications for Student Helpers, Interns and Engineering Student Interns are accepted year-round.
    Employees are Grant PUD’s greatest asset; our people define this utility. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity and is free from harassment or discrimination. We recruit, hire, train and promote in all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or protected veteran status.
    Please Note: We no longer accept printed application forms. We only accept applications through the electronic system. Click the Apply Now button at the top of each job description page. All applications submitted on the closing date will be considered for positions.
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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