Energy efficient data centre operator WindData announced it plans to invest US$210 million in a 600,000 sq ft, five-building data centre in Pflugerville, Texas following the approval by the Pflugerville Development Community Development. According to the agreement, WindData will invest $70 million in the first three years of the TX-1 data center project, as well as another $140 million within 10 years."With our focus on the renewable energy industry, it is very appropriate that Pflugerville's first data center will be powered by 100 percent green energy," PCDC executive director Floyd Akers said. "In addition to a large number of high-paying jobs, we will also have a dramatic amount of construction at this Pflugerville location during the next 10 years."
Once completed, the data center will be fully powered by renewable wind energy provided by WindData's parent company, Baryonyx Corporation, resulting in a PUE of below 1.40. Construction on the facility is expected to begin some time in 2012.
Source: The WHIR