Wenatchee World writes on the state of Diesel generator permits for data centers in Quincy, WA.
Ecology seeks comments on data center generators
By K.C. Mehaffey
World staff writer
Thursday, June 23, 2011
QUINCY — The state Department of Ecology wants public comment of its review of the impact of 28 diesel-powered generators that would provide electricity during power failures for the new Dell Data Center under construction in Quincy.
The 28 engines proposed for Dell’s 350,000-square-foot building would be added to 69 diesel generators already permitted at three other Quincy data centers — 37 at Microsoft, 23 at Yahoo and 9 at Intuit, said Greg Flibbert, Ecology’s project manager for the data center permits.
He said Sabey Corp. is also proposing to install 44 diesel generators for its 520,000-square-foot data center, but Ecology has not yet issued a draft permit for Sabey’s proposal, which will have its own public review period.