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Grant PUD investigating exciter fires at Priest Rapids Dam

Dam operations will be modified during investigation

EPHRATA – Priest Rapids Dam operators extinguished a small fire in equipment called an exciter, which provides energy to start up one of the generating units, shortly after 1 a.m. today.

The fire affected Unit No. 7 at Priest Rapids Dam. On Oct. 3, there was a similar fire in the exciter for Unit No. 1. In both situations, dam operators – using methods learned during training – were able to exting...


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