Supported by active and responsible management, better than expected weather and improving financial conditions, the Grays Harbor PUD Board of Commissioners have voted to forego a budgeted rate increase, which was scheduled to take effect on April 1st.

The Grays Harbor PUD is exploring a CERB Broadband Planning Application for the Satsop, Wynoochee and Wishkah River Valleys in Grays Harbor County. The CERB Planning Grant will enable the PUD to conduct a feasibility study that will identify the strengths and weaknesses of a proposed broadband buildout. 

The energy sold by the Grays Harbor Public Utility District is nearly 96% carbon free, according to an annual report released by the Washington State Department of Commerce.  In the 2020 Fuel Mix Disclosure Report, the Grays Harbor PUD energy portfolio is made up of 83.94% hydropower, 10.82% nuclear power, 0.89% biomass generation, giving the PUD an energy supply that is 95.65% free of carbon emissions – a key component in the Washington state plan to reach 100% clean energy by 2045.  The remaining 4.35% is labeled as “unspecified” by the Department of Commerce and is made up of “power purchases where the generation facility and fuel source information is not known.”

Washington Electric Utility Fuel Mix Disclosure Report (For Calendar Year 2020)

In accordance with the requirements of the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), passed by the Washington State Legislature in the spring of 2019, the Grays Harbor PUD is publishing the DRAFT version of the CETA Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) for public review and comment.  The plan is accompanied by a Clean Energy Implementation Plan Customer Benefits Survey.

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District is seeking public comment on the proposed boundaries for the three districts represented by the PUD Board of Commissioners.  The proposed PUD districts are identical to the boundaries adopted by the Grays Harbor County Commissioners on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.  The PUD will accept comments on the proposed boundaries until 5pm on Monday, December 20, 2021.