Large Data Center Exceeds
by Associated Press
PENDLETON, Ore. -- Pendleton doesn't have the power capacity for a large data center like the ones in Prineville or Google's operation in The Dalles.
But economic development consultants say the city could host a smaller data center, like one that would store files for businesses.
The limits of Pendleton's electricity generation will still keep the city powered for about 25 years.
But a major data center like those in other places in Oregon -- which use more electricity than Minnesota's Mall of America -- remains out of reach.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the city had planned to split the cost of a $60,000 study the possibility of a data center, but the meeting discouraged them.
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