Douglas County PUD places moratorium on new data centers

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Douglas County PUD Places Moratorium

Douglas County PUD puts a halt to new data center development with a moratorium on new permits for electrical service. Utility spokeswoman, Megan Vibbert says the moratorium will allow the district to review its rate policies to address the increased load demand . .

Douglas County has seen a significant increase in large warehouse data center development, particularly along Grant Road in the area of Pangborn Airport. Chelan County PUD has already put into place new rate policies for so-called large load customers.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.