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PUD keeping “eyes ahead” of 2014 budget

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

Regular updates and keeping a close eye on an uncertain future should help the Grays Harbor PUD end 2014 on budget. The PUD has begun to hold monthly internal meetings to review finances for this year and 2015 to put them in a better position to maintain budgeted numbers and handle the unexpected.

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PUD, City of Hoquiam partner to remove Harbor Paper water

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

The Grays Harbor PUD has taken a significant step to fulfill its responsibilities to clean and remove bi-products from the former Harbor Paper mill site. In the next three weeks, over 28-million gallons of treated water will be pumped from holding basins at the Harbor Paper facility into the City of Hoquiam’s sewage treatment system.

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Power out to 250 in Elma

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

Power has been knocked out to roughly 250 Grays Harbor PUD customers in Elma. The cause of the outage is not known, as is the time for restoration.

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Power out to over 800 in Quinault – RESTORED

UPDATE: Power has been restored in Quinault.

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

A downed tree or trees is believed to be the cause of a power outage in the Quinault area impacting around 848 Grays Harbor PUD customers. The outage was reported at 8:28 Tuesday evening. There is no estimated time for restoration.

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Crews respond to Cedarville outage

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

Grays Harbor PUD crews are responding to a reported outage in the Cedarville area, impacting roughly 585 customers. The outage is in the area of the South Bank and Delezene Road. Crews are working to determine the cause of the outage and how long it will take to restore power.

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PUD power outages down in 2013

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

ABERDEEN – The Grays Harbor Public Utility District power infrastructure performed admirably in 2013. Working against recent trends, the total number of power outages and total number of customer hours without power were down in 2013, according to a report presented to the PUD commissioners on Tuesday.

“This is great news for the district and our customers,” said PUD Board President Russ Skolrood. “Having a reliable system is of the utmost importance and there are still improvements that can be made, but I am proud of the advances made by our maintenance crews in 2013.”

2013 saw PUD crews respond to 563 total outages, which is 11 percent lower than the five-year average and well below the 2012 total of 731. Those outages left customers without power for a total of 154,092 hours – 14 percent below the five-year average. September was the busiest month for PUD crews with 101 outages, while system burnouts (line fuse, transformer fuse or failed conductor) were the leading causes of outages with 87. Scheduled outages had the biggest impact on customer hours (53,045).

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Crews responding to Tokeland outage

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

Grays Harbor PUD crews are responding to a power outage in the Tokeland area. The outage is impacting the area from Pine Street south to the docks and is impacting roughly 100 customers. There is no estimated time for power restoration.

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Power outage on Wishkah Valley Rd.

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

PUD crews estimate that around 300 customers on the Wishkah Valley Rd have been impacted by a power outage. Crews are working to restore power to those customers but have no estimate as to when that restoration will occur.

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PUD responds to outages in Quinault, Kalaloch and Humptulips

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

Grays Harbor PUD crews are responding to multiple outages as a strong storm system crosses the coast.

Crews are working to restore power to roughly 840 customers in the Lake Quinault and Kalaloch area. There is no estimated time for restoration.

Crews are working to restore power to customers north of Axford Prairie. The outage is impacting roughly 271 customers and there is no estimated time for restoration.

The PUD will continue to provide updates throughout the night.

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Crews conducting emergency repairs in Grayland

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

Grays Harbor PUD crews will be conducting a planned power outage on Sunday afternoon in the Grayland area. Due to intermittent outages, crews will be conducting emergency repairs in an area between Washaway Beach and Tokeland, impacting around 350 customers. The outage is expected to begin between 11:30 am and 12:30pm and is expected to last for two to three hours.

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