PROJECTS

Crescent Bar Recreation Area: Off Island

Overview: This recreation area has access to a public campground, boat launch, golf course and day use areas. Sandy beaches are a popular attraction in this area. There are also commercial dining and shopping opportunities. Upgrades to this area will allow Grant PUD to remain compliant with our FERC license to operate Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams.

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Crescent Bar Recreation Area: On Island

Overview: This recreation area has access to a public campground, boat launch, golf course and day use areas. The sandy beaches are popular along the shoreline. There are also commercial dining and shopping opportunities. The future of this site is pending litigation.

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Design Build Substations

Overview: Grant PUD is planning to use a Design Build process to construct and/or upgrade seven needed Grant PUD substations within the county.

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Rocky Ford to Dover 115 kV Transmission Line

Overview: The Rocky Ford to Dover 115kV Transmission line project will provide enhanced transmission reliability to Grant PUD customers throughout the county. The line will run from Grant PUD’s Rocky Ford Substation to the Dover Substation located in Moses Lake. 

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Wanapum Dam Lower Boat Launch

Overview: This popular site currently offers a one lane launch to the Priest Rapids pool. The current launch can accommodate small to medium recreational boats. Upgrades to this area will allow Grant PUD to remain compliant with our FERC license to operate Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams.

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Wanapum Dam Picnic Area

 

Overview: This site provides an opportunity to enjoy a picnic along the scenic Columbia River. Upon completion, the site will also allow visitors to the Wanapum Dam Interpretive Center to enjoy a meal after their visit to the Center. Upgrades to this area will allow Grant PUD to remain compliant with our FERC license to operate Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams.

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Wanapum Dam Turbine and Generator Replacement Project

Overview: The project began with design work in 1993, continued with testing into 2002 and installation of the first of 10 new turbines in 2004. The task of replacing each unit at the dam has been ongoing and will end when the 10th unit is complete in 2020.

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