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Published: August 22, 2019

ColumbiaGrid 2018 Annual Report Published

To ColumbiaGrid's Stakeholders and Interested Parties:

The theme of ColumbiaGrid’s 2018 annual report is, Comprehensive Regional Grid Planning - Knowledge to Build with Confidence! “We have continued to reduce the costs to our members and planning parties while expanding and improving the services that we provide. Our focus has been, and continues to be, to deliver the best-quality regional grid planning at affordable costs. We have accomplished these goals,” said Patrick Damiano, ColumbiaGrid’s president and CEO. “Such strong financial and technical performance is a testament to the efficiency, focus, and professionalism of all of our staff,” added Mr. Damiano.

ColumbiaGrid’s reviewed financials, for the past two operating years, are listed in the 2018 Annual Report. ColumbiaGrid’s overall annual operating costs, of approximately $2.49 M in 2018, are down almost 40% from a high in 2012 via a combination of cost-cutting measures by ColumbiaGrid and honing of services in collaboration with the Members and Participants. Please click here to view our 2018 Annual Report:

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Member: Chelan County PUD      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Chelan County PUD

"Chelan PUD is a strong supporter of ColumbiaGrid and the work that’s accomplished through the transmission Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement (PEFA). As a result of that process, the mid-C utilities (Chelan, Grant and Douglas PUDs) and Bonneville Power Administration were able to reach an agreement that defined the need for a new transmission line, as well as determine who will construct, own and pay for the facility. Those difficult decisions were made successful through the expert and independent expertise of the ColumbiaGrid staff."
~~ Chad Bowman, Director - Transmission and Compliance