- 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.