Due to the expected BPA rate increase and the impact of the recession on revenues from surplus power sales, Grays Harbor PUD staff is recommending a rate increase of 4% to the Board of Commissioners. Any change in rates requires approval by the Board of Commissioners during a public meeting. “Our Board has been engaged in examining options and looking for the best possible solution to address the difficult challenges we face. We are working to minimize the impact on customers while providing quality service and maintaining a highly reliable system,” said Rick Lovely, Grays Harbor PUD General Manager. “One of our goals as we address these challenges is to keep our customers informed of how Grays Harbor PUD is responding and working to keep rates as low as possible,” he said.

Grays Harbor PUD will be holding a community meeting focusing on rates in light of the current economic challenges on March 30, 2009 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Aberdeen High School Gym (Sam Benn Gym).  Those unable to attend may review presentation materials on our website at www.ghpud.org after the meeting along with other information regarding the rate proposal. Copies of the presentation materials will also be available at our Customer Service office located at 2720 Sumner Street in Aberdeen. Grays Harbor PUD will provide information in the April edition of the “energy” newsletter.