Locally called the ‘Buckle of the Power Belt’ state’s Columbia River- fueled dams are famous for their hydroelectric power, which produces cheap energy rates. This feature attracts people who are interested in mining coins. More than that Wenatchee is interested miners to be home to Dell, Yahoo and Microsoft data-storage facilities.
In Wenatchee fetch rates as low as $0.02 to $0.03 per kW hour. This is very attractive because typically mining runs 24/7, which requires intense cooling systems to prevent the servers from overheating. It involves consumption of enormous amounts of power.
According to Wenatchee, Wash. Mayor Frank Kuntz, at the moment UPS or FedEx are delivering a whole bunch of bitcoin mining machines. This may require more electricity infrastructure in the region.
At the moment, officials are discussing US infrastructure reform, but without an overhaul of the electrical grid, the demand could overwhelm the power systems, leading to power outages.