Large Power Solutions Info
Effective March 1, 2021, Grant County PUD Commissioners authorized removing Cryptocurrency Mining load activity and / or use from the Evolving Industry classification.
New electric service requests submitted for Cryptocurrency Mining are included as part of the concentration risk calculation. If requests plus existing loads exceed the 5% concentration risk threshold (~50 MW), Cryptocurrency Mining will be assessed for inclusion in the Evolving Industry class. If it is determined that Cryptocurrency Mining is an Evolving Industry, the load on the request will be subject to Rate Schedule 17 no matter when the request was submitted.
Senior Manager Large Power Solutions
Louis began his career as an engineer, but transitioned to sales, marketing and business development.
He brings 35 years of experience working for utilities, marketers and vendors. He played a key role in the startup of five electric wholesale power marketers and has extensive experience in management and marketing with expertise in market analysis and strategic planning.
At Grant PUD Louis is focused on ensuring Grant PUD’s large power solutions team are helping provide the support and insight needed to help the utility’s largest customers thrive in Grant County.
Key Accounts Manager
Casey has been serving Grant PUD customers since 2002 and working in the energy industry for more than 30 years. Today, Casey is a trusted energy advisor of industrial customers throughout Grant County. His role encompasses many elements, all of which allow him to serve as a main point of contact and advocate for customers. Casey provides an experienced understanding of the issues important to Grant PUD’s industrial customers. He enjoys building collaborative relationships where he can creatively provide leading edge solutions to help customers achieve their business goals.
Casey began his career marketing wholesale energy. During the course of his profession, he has successfully fostered long-term relationships with customers by focusing on delivering value throughout all he does.
Business Development Manager
Shane has more than a decade of experience in utility planning, reliability, operations and industrial services. Shane has been with Grant PUD since 2007. As business development manager for Grant PUD, Shane provides expertise to industrial customers regarding new requests for electrical service. Within his current role, Shane works with new and existing customers from the start of a project until its completion. Throughout the process he works collaboratively with customers, providing insight and support that allows projects to stay on schedule and within budget.
Prior to his work within the utility industry, Shane spent more than 10 years working in the automotive manufacturing sector. During that time he specialized in automation, electrical and maintenance projects.
Baxter brings nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the energy industry to Grant PUD’s large customer care team. Throughout his career he has been the project lead for a wide range of activities. His background includes energy trading, strategic planning, rate development, load forecasting, financial planning and more.
Baxter joined Grant PUD in 2015 and is currently focused on utilizing his knowledge of the utility and understanding of the industry to benefit Grant PUD’s largest customers. His ability to apply his expertise allows him to help the customers he serves achieve their distinct business goals.
Baxter earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Virginia.
Support Services for Large Power Solutions
Kim joined Grant PUD in 2004, where she has worked directly with customers both large and small. Today she dedicates her time to supporting Grant PUD’s largest customers and the PUD’s Energy Services group. She takes pride in representing the organization and is passionate about making sure all of Grant PUD’s customers receive the best possible service.
Grant PUD’s industrial customers can look to her for assistance on a variety of topics. Kim is the go-to source for questions about power usage, billing info or other key items of importance to the businesses Grant PUD serves.
Previously Kim spent 11 years with Puget Sound Energy. While at Puget Sound Energy, her roles ranged from working as a meter reader to that of a customer service lead.