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Grant County PUD - Delivering Low Cost Reliable Hydropower 

The Grant County PUD is a nonprofit, community-owned and governed utility that provides electricity, turbinewater and wholesale telecommunications. In 2011, the average industrial electric rate paid by all industrial customers in Grant County was 2.887 cents per kWh. The Average Service Availability Index is 99.99+ meaning that a consumer has power 99.99+ percent of the year.

Estimated Cost Per kWh for electric loads of 5, 10, 15, and 20 MW:
Assumes a 90% load factor and a 95% power factor for all loads

  • For a 5 MW load: $0.02337 per kWh (includes demand charge)
  • For a 10 MW load: $0.02271 per kWh (includes demand charge)
  • For a 15 MW load: $0.02561 per kWh (includes demand charge)
  • For a 20 MW load: $0.02648 per kWh (includes demand charge)


Grant PUD Hydroelectric Dams
The Grant County Public Utility District (PUD) owns and operates two, large scale hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. These two facilities produce an average of 1,050 megawatts of reliable, clean renewable energy each year.

   Wanapum Dam:
   Generation Units: 10
   Rated Capacity: 1,054,000 kW
   2011 Net Generation: 532,357 kW


  
   Priest Rapids Dam:

   Generation Units: 10
   Rated Capacity: 955,600 kW
   2011 Net Generation: 560,552 kW

Grant PUD 2012 power generation mix:

  • Hydro: 83.17%
  • Coal: 11.08%
  • Natural Gas: 3.06%
  • Nuclear: 2.05%
  • Biomass: 0.27%
  • Waste: 0.18%
  • Petroleum: 0.11%
  • Landfill Gases: 0.05%
  • Other: 0.04%

Rate schedules for usage of 200 kW or more:


Contact

Jeff Shupe
Transportation & Distribution Engineering Manager
509-793-1476
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