Grays Harbor PUD Commisioners Say No To Proposed Settlement

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor PUD Commissioners yesterday adopted a resolution rejecting a proposed settlement from the Bonneville Power Administration that sought to not only settle litigation surrounding the Residential Exchange Program, but to lock rate payers into a set fee structure for the next 17 years. Commissioner Tom Casey told the few that attended last night’s meeting “Without binding arbitration, in effect, BPA doesn’t have to follow any of their contracts, unless you want to sue them.” The BPA proposal would require 91% of their Preferred customers to agree, with a deadline of April 15th, the commissioners last night said they don’t think enough Public Utilities will sign the agreement.