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April 18, 2017

Town needs more data center power

PORTLAND (AP) — Officials are working to provide Prineville with enough electricity to ensure the central Oregon community can keep powering huge data centers operated by Facebook and Apple and make room for other companies to move in.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Facebook and Apple's arrival produced a surge in electricity demand in Prineville over the past several years that has overwhelmed the Bonneville Power Administration's transmission capacity.

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