October2016 Board Meeting

The October board meeting will be held on Wednesday the 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the Vinita Headquarters Board Room.

Grove’s Churchwell is new GRDA Chairman

Pete Churchwell (Grove) will lead the Grand River Dam Authority as chairman of its board of directors over the next 12 months. Churchwell officially assumed the chairman position at the September 14 GRDA Board of Directors meeting in Tulsa. He replaces outgoing 2015-16 Chairman Ed Townsend (Grove). After a career in the electric utility industry that spanned nearly 40 years, Churchwell retired as president of Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) in July 2004. In May 2014, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin appointed him to the GRDA Board … More

Celebrating National Public Power Week 2016

Power for Progress… A weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority Each year, during the first full week in October, the Grand River Dam Authority joins with the nation’s 2,200 other publicly-owned electric utilities to celebrate National Public Power Week. It is a time to highlight the many benefits of public power while also celebrating the long legacy and exciting future it has in the industry. Today, 48 million Americans – roughly 15 percent of all electricity consumers – receive their power from a publicly-owned utility. These utilities come in all shapes and sizes. Some, like GRDA, are state-owned systems while others are … More

Floodwater release bulletin

At 4:00 PM on Monday, September 19: Grand Lake elevation was 745.06 feet. At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) east floodgate was open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 190 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water. Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 12,109 cfs of water through generation. Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 12,299 cfs. Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 13,003 cfs. Lake Hudson elevation was 620.11 feet. Normal … More