Wednesday May 30 2018
New Facebook Data Center in Utah to Be Powered Entirely With Renewable Energy Sources
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Rocky Mountain Power is proud to support Eagle Mountain in the significant new growth project announced today by Facebook, which will begin construction of a 970,000 square foot data center at the Sweetwater Industrial Park in Eagle Mountain, Utah.
Facebook is investing more than $750 million in addition to more than $100 million in utility infrastructure, which includes a new electrical substation that will provide new power delivery capacity to the region to support additional economic development in Eagle Mountain and the surrounding area.
The Facebook project represents the first use of Rocky Mountain Power’s Electric Service Schedule 34, which allows qualified customers to receive power from completely renewable sources.
“We are committed to powering our data centers with 100 percent clean and renewable energy and finding strong partners that can help us achieve that goal is an important part of our selection process,” said Rachel Peterson, VP of Data Center Strategy at Facebook. “We worked with Rocky Mountain Power to develop a green tariff that allows better access to renewables for all customers, and we are excited to continue that great partnership to bring hundreds of megawatts of solar energy to Utah.”
This landmark opportunity for the state would likely have been impossible without the great partnership between Rocky Mountain Power and Eagle Mountain, which led to Rocky Mountain Power acquiring the city’s electric assets in 2015 and committing to serve the growth of the community.
“The Facebook data center in Eagle Mountain is a major win for the state, county and local community, and will continue to pay dividends for decades in the future,” said Cindy Crane, CEO of Rocky Mountain Power.