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Meaghan Vibbert
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News Release - 7/6/2009

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis, Lynn Heminger and Ron Skagen executed the following actions during the July 6, 2009 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

Opened bids under bid document 09-18W, turbine pit and transformer drain modifications for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The apparent low bidder is Triad Mechanical Inc. of Portland OR with a bid of $1,520,100.  The bids will be evaluated prior to an award recommendation. 

Approved change order No. 4 to contract 07-15-D, communication splicing crew with Beckstead Electric, Inc. This change order increases the not to exceed limit $1,000.  The increase is necessary due to connections to the Douglas County Community Network. This change order brings the total not to exceed limit to $621,000. (09-153)

Authorized acceptance of materials received from Taihan Electric Wire Co. working under 08-52-D, 144 count fiber optic transmission cable. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. (09-154)

Approved S&C Electric Company as sole source for automation ready pole top gang switches.  S&C is the only manufacturer of the gang switches that meet the District’s specifications. (09-155)

Authorized participation in the ColumbiaGrid Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement.  ColumbiaGrid is discussing transmission planning in the Northern Mid-Columbia region and it would be beneficial for the District to participate in the planning process. (09-156)

Authorized negotiation of agreement for consulting engineering services for energy storage projects with MWH Americas, Inc. This consultant will be used to investigate various potential energy storage projects for use in the District’s electric system. (09-157)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. July 13, 2009 at the District’s Bridgeport office.