Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
A new data center is coming to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.
EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure, a wholesale data center developer, owner, and operator, announced earlier this month it has begun construction of its initial data center campus in metro Reno. This first development will accommodate an on-site substation and two data centers totaling 1.5 million square feet of space and capable of supporting 216 MW of critical IT load.
Development of the substation has already begun and is expected to be complete in 2025.
The company said it chose Reno for the site because of the proximity to the Bay Area, where there is a lack of available data center space.
“The demand for data center space in California continues to outpace the availability of land and power, so Reno’s location just 250 miles and three milliseconds away makes it an incredibly attractive option for the world’s largest cloud and internet companies,” said Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer, EdgeCore. “Add to that a 30% lower total cost of ownership versus a comparable deployment in the Bay Area, and Reno simply must be considered by businesses searching for data center space near the west coast.”
According to a June 2023 leasing report compiled by 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, between 2022-2025 Reno is projected to be the fourth fastest growing data center market in the U.S. at a compound annual growth rate of 15%.
The company said it will use a close-looped chilled water system that uses very little water to cool its facilities. In addition, the data center campus will be connected with the main exchange point located at 200 South Virginia in Reno via a unique 564-count fiber route in Reno.