WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD commissioners on Monday approved when to decrease, then increase, power rates for three cryptocurrency mining operations.

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Cryptocurrency-mining servers in a Salcido Enterprises facility in Douglas County

There were several options to move the cryptocurrency companies between rate schedule 35, or high density, and rate schedule 36, or cryptocurrency. Rate 36 is a more expensive open-market electricity rate than charged for cheaper PUD electricity.

Emily Thornton: (509) 861-2174

thornton@wenatcheeworld.com or

on Twitter @EmilyK_Thornton

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