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Grant County Public Utility District Launches Accruent Engineering Information Management Solution

Accruent, the world’s leading provider of physical resource management
solutions, announced today that Grant County Public Utility District,
has launched Accruent’s engineering
information management solution to manage its growth in the
inventory of documents, including more than tens of thousands of
engineering drawings.

Grant County Public Utility District (Grant PUD) was established in 1938
to provide power service to all county residents in the central part of
Washington State. Today, Grant PUD serves approximately 40,000 customers
and has the capacity to generate more than 2,100 megawatts of clean,
renewable energy. Grant PUD’s Vision 2021 plan emphasizes data-based
decision making – an approach to sustain the affordable rates and
economic opportunity that locally-owned and controlled hydropower has
brought to Grant County.

“While Grant PUD is a mid-size utility, we have the needs of a much
bigger utility,” said Susy Anderson, ECM Project Manager, Grant Public
Utility District. “Implementing Accruent’s solution helps our teams to
work collaboratively, complete assignments efficiently, and manage
compliance with federal regulations.”

Initially, three departments – Power Production Engineering;
Transmission, Substation and Automation; and Telecommunications – will
use the software. One of the key capabilities for Grant PUD was more
security and control for their Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
documents. As a power company, they must follow the Critical
Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards which are federal
regulations related to the security of critical assets.

“Implementing technology advancements was a key initiative for Grant PUD
to support its growth,” said John Borgerding, CEO, Accruent. “Accruent’s
solutions can help utilities like Grant PUD become even more efficient,
reducing costs and rework to provide even greater value to their
customers.”

In addition, Accruent’s solution helps Grant PUD by supporting
concurrent engineering, integrating with IBM® Maximo® for maintenance
management, and offering role-based security, workflow and approval,
version and revision control, data backup, multiple search capabilities,
and the ability to view engineering drawings without AutoCAD. Using
Accruent’s solution, Grant PUD can increase management visibility,
provide better security and control of their CIP documents, reduce
project timelines, and improve project performance.

IBM and Maximo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp.,
registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.

About Accruent

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@accruentllc

Accruent is a global software company that helps organizations achieve
superior performance by transforming how they manage their physical
resources. Its innovative, industry-leading cloud-based software and
services enable organizations to optimize all stages of real estate,
facilities and asset management, from capital planning through to
IoT-based monitoring and control. With a proven track record across two
decades, Accruent has created the only integrated SaaS-based framework
and reporting platform for full lifecycle physical resource management.
More than 10,000 global customers depend on Accruent solutions to drive
out hidden costs, extend asset lifecycles, protect their brands, ensure
compliance and deliver on the missions of their organization.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Accruent serves a wide range of
industries in more than 150 countries around the world.

About Grant PUD

Grant PUD is a public electric utility serving approximately 40,000
customers throughout Grant County, a rural, predominantly agricultural
region. The ability to maintain local leadership of power resources has
allowed the county to grow and prosper. Our low-cost power allows the
county to be a leading player in the agricultural sector of Washington
State and a driving force in regional and state economies. We own and
operate the Priest Rapids Project on the Columbia River in central
Washington, which has the capacity to produce more than 2,100 megawatts
of clean, renewable and reliable electricity. We share this affordable
electric power with 23 Northwest utilities that serve millions of
customers, creating economic benefits throughout the Northwest.

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