Grant PUD investigating exciter fires at Priest Rapids Dam
Dam operations will be modified during investigation
Last updated 10/21/2019 at 1:16pm
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...