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


  • Google today announced that its next data center — its seventh in the U.S. and fourteenth worldwide — is coming to Alabama.
  • Google will build the new data center on the grounds of the soon to be decommissioned Widows Creek coal power plant in Jackson County.
  • According to local news reports, the company plans to spend about $600 million on this project, which will create about 100 new jobs in the area.
  • Even though the site was once home to a (rather dirty) coal power plant, Google plans to ultimately power its data center with 100 percent renewable energy.
  • Google expects to start construction on the new project early next year.

Source: TechCrunch

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