GRDA by the numbers

Aug 17, 2021

By the numbers … Six: that is the number of hydroelectric-turbine generators inside the Pensacola Dam powerhouse. GRDA has been producing renewable hydroelectricity at the facility for over 80 years (Lee Buchsbaum/LMB Photography).Power for Progress… a weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority.


With schools now back in session and students across the region once again studying reading, writing and arithmetic we thought it would a good time to write about a few numbers of our own. As you read through them, we do hope you can see how the many facets of the Grand River Dam Authority mission adds up to great benefits for the State of Oklahoma.



Your friends at GRDA want you to have a safe, productive, and enjoyable new school year!


GRDA is Oklahoma’s largest public power utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Each day, GRDA strives to be an “Oklahoma agency of excellence” by focusing on the 5 E’s: electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship, employees and efficiency.