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P.U.D. residential rates subsidized, yeah right


Terry Brewer and Patti Paris think residential and irrigators’ power rates are subsidized.

By whom … the data centers? The residents and farmers of this county built Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams 60 years ago at the cost of $100 million each and put in all the infrastructure to run power to everybody in the county. Who is subsidizing whom? The data centers came in and gobbled up a lot of our cheap power. They have only been here maybe 10 years and they think they’re subsidizing us ... come on. The data centers have negotiated with the current commissioners for lower rates. They pay...

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