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8/21/2012--Quincy, WA..Bob Bond (standing) and Travis Maiuri (below), working for subcontractor Potelco, work on power lines being run from a Grant County PUD substation to a Sabey data center center being built just up the road in Quincy, WASH. ..Quincy has seen rapid growth of data centers, or server farms, spurred on by tax rates and low cost electricity produced by the Grant Count PUD's nearby hydroelectric dams. Microsoft and five other companies, including Yahoo and Dell, have brought big, energy-hungry data centers to Quincy in recent years, converting former bean fields into vital hubs on the internet...©2012 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.