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PUD news on HDL rates PUD commissioners halt work on applications from bitcoin & similar data operations Mar 19, 2018 Pacific Lamprey get a successful boost to travel past Rocky Reach Dam Mar 05, 2018 Chelan PUD seeks to manage dramatic increase in large load requests Dec 18, 2017 12345... HDL Staff Report Final High Density Load Staff Report - July 14, 2016 Commission presentations and meeting audio News coverage Chelan County Utility hikes rates to check cryptocurrency server farms - NPR, July 19, 2016 Chelan PUD closes in on new high density rate - Clearing Up, June 10, 2016 PUD moves closer to special rate for data miners - Wenatchee World, June 6, 2016 Wenatchee World Editorial - Mar. 27, 2016 Chelan County PUD tweaks rate proposal for high density loads - Clearing Up, Mar. 25, 2016 Chelan PUD mulls smaller rate hike for bitcoin miners - KPQ, Mar. 24, 2016 High density load rate proposal revision - KOHO Radio, Mar. 23, 2016 PUD ponders more upfront costs for bitcoiners - Wenatchee World, Mar. 22, 2016 Bitcoin mining, Megawatts and the making of rates - Clearing Up, Mar. 11, 2016 Bitcoin miners have discovered Washington - Crosscut, Mar. 1, 2016 Chelan PUD Commissioner: Grant PUD not out of power - Wenatchee World, Feb. 29, 2016 KOHO Radio interview with Commissioner Carnan Bergren - Feb. 17, 2016 Chelan PUD extends bitcoin moratorium until October - Wenatchee World, Feb. 17, 2016 Chelan PUD to hold another hearing on high energy users - KPQ, Feb. 12, 2016 Facts behind the bitcoin discussion - Wenatchee World, Feb. 15, 2016 KOHO Radio interview (1) with Malachi Salcido - Feb. 4, 2016 KOHO Radio interview (2) with Malachi Salcido - Feb. 4, 2016 Carbon footprint of data centers downplayed - Greenwire, Feb. 4, 2016 Bitcoin mining prompts utility rate hike - Date Center Frontier, Feb. 2, 2016 PUD considers higher rates for big power users - KPQ Radio, Feb. 2, 2016 High-density power users invited to state their case - Wenatchee Business Journal, Feb. 1, 2016 Vertical integration gives Salcido an edge - Wenatchee Business Journal, Feb. 1, 2016 Big-name fruit companies favor PUD rate proposal - Wenatchee World, Feb. 1, 2016 Can energy-intensive businesses create economic benefit here - Wenatchee World, Feb. 1, 2016 Low electricity rates in Washington - CryptoCoinsNews, Feb. 1, 2016 PUD forums on high density loads set - Wenatchee World, Jan. 31, 2016 Salcido makes the case against high density rates - Wenatchee World, Jan. 31, 2016 Forum lets high-density power users share their side of the story - Leavenworth Echo, Jan. 27, 2016 PUD rates and the Bitcoin effect - Wenatchee World Editorial Board, Jan, 25, 2016 Chelan PUD Plans Forum With Customers Subject to Proposed HDL Rate - Clearing Up, Jan. 22, 2016 PUD to delay vote on high-density power rate, moratorium - Wenatchee World, Jan. 21, 2016 PUD staff and commissioners begin process to finalize new rates - GoLakeChelan, Jan. 20, 2016 Death of Bitcoin - Washington Post, Jan. 19, 2016 Chelan PUD Plans Forum With Intense Energy Users - KPQ, Jan. 19, 2016 Is Bitcoin Breaking Up - Wall Street Journal, Jan. 17, 2016 Bitcoiners call for PUD to change high-density rate proposal, Wenatchee World Jan. 13, 2016 Wenatchee World Facebook post with comments KOHO Radio interview with PUD Customer Service Director, Andy Wendell - Dec. 29, 2015 Chelan PUD Extends Large Load Pause - Clearing Up, Dec. 12, 2015 Bitcoiners say proposed new power rate would break them - Wenatchee World, Dec. 8, 2015 Wenatchee World Facebook post with comments Rate Could Double for Bitcoiners - Wenatchee World, Nov. 23, 2015 Chelan PUD Sets Proposed High-Density Load Rate at 5 cents kWh - Clearing Up, Nov. 6, 2015 Chelan PUD Staff Offers Three Models for Energy - Clearing Up, June 19, 2015 PUD seeks more rules, higher rates for elusive data miners - Wenatchee World, July 19, 2015 Facebook and Twitter response PUD Expands Moratorium - Wenatchee World, July 6, 2015 County to Study High Density Load Zones - Wenatchee World, June 9, 2015 Rise in Bitcoin Mining Has Chelan PUD Considering New Rate Class - Clearing Up, June 5, 2015 PUD studies slowing expansion of data mining - Wenatchee World, June 1, 2015 PUD moratorium extended on big power - Wenatchee World, Feb. 3, 2015 Share Chelan County PUD HDL News and Comments page on Facebook Tweet Chelan County PUD HDL News and Comments page Share Chelan County PUD HDL News and Comments page on LinkedIn"