May 2016 Board Meeting

The May board meeting will be held on Wednesday the 17th at 10:00 a.m. in the Vinita Headquarters Board Room.

Floodwater release bulletin

At 10AM on Monday, May 2: Grand Lake elevation was 745.01 feet. Daily target elevation for May 2 is 742.07 feet. At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) east spillway gate was open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 187 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water. Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,480 cfs of water through generation. Releases through floodgate and generation … More

Frequent visits from feathered friends

Power for Progress... A weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority Since it began operations in the early 1980s, the Grand River Dam Authority’s Grand River Energy Center (GREC, formerly Coal Fired Complex) has seen a lot of people pass through its doors. After all, it takes a large team to operate this facility 24/7/365. And today, with a new Unit 3 combined cycle gas generation plant being constructed at the GREC, hundreds of additional contract employees are on … More

GRDA, MHPSA, Port of Catoosa mark turbine’s arrival

First of its kind in the western hemisphere … Catoosa -- With the help of Oklahoma’s robust inland waterway system, one of the most efficient electric generators in the nation will soon be part of the Grand River Dam Authority’s new Unit 3 combined cycle gas plant. On Tuesday, February 23, GRDA’s new gas turbine, which will spin at the heart of the new Unit 3, arrived at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. Manufactured by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) in … More