Published On: Wed, Jun 24th, 2015

Google Will Build Its Next Data Center On The Grounds Of An Old Coal Power Plant In Alabama


Google currently announced that a subsequent information center — a seventh in a U.S. and fourteenth worldwide — is entrance to Alabama. Google will build a new information core on a drift of a shortly to be decommissioned Widows Creek spark appetite plant in Jackson County. According to internal news reports, a association skeleton to spend about $600 million on this project, that will emanate about 100 new jobs in a area.

Building on (and redeveloping) an existent industrial site is a initial for Google, yet a association argues that “data centers need a lot of infrastructure to run 24/7, and there’s a lot of intensity in redeveloping vast industrial sites like former spark appetite plants.” The investments that went into environment those sites adult shouldn’t go to rubbish and Google believes that it can repurpose some of a existent electric and other infrastructure during this site for a needs.

Even yet a site was once home to a (rather dirty) spark appetite plant, Google skeleton to eventually appetite a information core with 100 percent renewable energy.

Google expects to start construction on a new plan early subsequent year. It’s misleading when Google skeleton to move a new plcae online, yet it typically takes a association between 6 months and some-more than a year before it starts initial operations — and afterwards it takes during slightest another year before it runs during full capacity.

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