Grant County PUD Gears Up for the Coming of Microsoft and Yahoo Server Farms
"• The district has to respond to increasing growth and customer demand, including expansion of the electric system for businesses locating to Grant County like Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo!, [PUD spokeswoman]Bjork said.Grant Co. PUD owns and operates two dams on the Columbia River, Priest Rapids and Wanapum. Wanapum is currently undergoing a major turbine upgrade.
• The PUD anticipates receiving its new operating license in 2007 for the Priest Rapids Hydroelectric Project from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The PUD expects to meet additional undetermined FERC requirements accompanying the license. The budget reflects projected costs to meet those requirements, Bjork said."