The Yakama Nation became the sole challenger of Grant County Public
Utility District’s license to operate the Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams
on the mid-Columbia River.
The Nation was left as the sole owner of the Yakama Hydroelectric
Project, LLC when PacifiCorp signed a long-term power purchase contract
with Grant PUD. The power contract included a no-compete clause, which
barred PacifiCorp from challenging the Grant PUD license.