Stories tagged: Grant County PUD
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 5:03 P.M.
Equipment failure at Ephrata substation sparks fire, power loss to 8,000 in Grant County
Equipment failure at a power substation in Ephrata Wednesday evening cut power to about 8,000 Grant County Public Utility District customers. An arc flash sparked a fire at an adjacent …
FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2015, 8:40 A.M.
Equipment malfunction causes explosion at Priest Rapids Dam
An electrical equipment malfunction caused an explosion at a hydroelectric dam on Washington’s Columbia River that injured six workers, utility officials said Friday.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 2015, 10:39 P.M.
6 workers injured in explosion at Columbia River dam
An unknown explosion has injured five workers at the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River in Grant County.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
Northwest’s cheap power drawing bitcoin miners
When two Stanford University grads wanted to start a bitcoin company, they looked for the lowest power rates in the country. A map comparing energy rates led them to Central …
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
Possible causes of Wanapum Dam crack narrowed
Pressure from the water behind Wanapum Dam may have contributed to the big crack that has disrupted operations at the structure, the Grant County Public Utility District said Wednesday. The …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014, 2:49 P.M.
Crack discovered in Wanapum Dam at Vantage
BEVERLY, Wash. — Divers for the Grant County PUD have discovered a crack in one of Wanapum Dam’s concrete spillgate supports. The dam continues to generate electricity as a probe …