ColumbiaGrid refers to the signatories to its functional agreements as “participants.” The participants may be either members or non-members of the organization.  The non-member participants are listed here.  A list of participants is included with the description of each program. Information on how to become a participant, the pertinent Functional Agreement, and the funding allocations, are included there, as well.
Douglas County PUD

Douglas County PUD (Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County) is a qualified non-member participant in ColumbiaGrid's Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement (PEFA).  The PUD, headquartered in East Wenatchee, WA, serves about 18,000 electricity customers.  Douglas owns and operates the 840-megawatt Wells Hydroelectric Project on the Columbia River, which began operation in 1967.  Most of the power that serves Douglas County is generated at the project.  In addition, the PUD purchases a share of power from Chelan PUD’s Rocky Reach Project and a share of Energy Northwest’s Nine Canyon Wind Project. 

Contact Info:
ColumbiaGrid Liaison
Jeff Heminger
Electrical Engineer


Member: Avista Corporation      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Avista Corporation

"In ColumbiaGrid, we now have the ability to resolve the three fundamental transmission questions: What transmission facilities should be built? Who should build them? Who should pay for them? With ColumbiaGrid's independent staff and process to resolve disputes, we can answer these questions effectively and in a timely fashion to facilitate our region's new resource development needs."
~~ Jeff Schlect, Manager, Transmission Services, Avista