Local City Might See New Data Center Built

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Server room of a data center | Image by Tommy Lee Walker/Shutterstock

A Connecticut-based energy firm plans to build a high-tech, energy-efficient data center in North Texas.

Edged Energy recently filed plans with the state to build a carbon-neutral, zero-water data center in Irving designed to harness the firm’s “ultra-efficient waterless cooling technology,” reported The Dallas Morning News.

The data center is expected to cost around $35 million. It will be set up at 505 North Wildwood Dr in Irving following the refurbishment of an existing warehouse facility, according to documents filed with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation, per the DMN.

“The project aims to incorporate data processing halls, along with accompanying office facilities and essential electrical and mechanical components,” the filing states.

Spanning 162,543 square feet, the Irving data center is expected to be a state-of-the-art facility once the project is completed later next year. Construction on the carbon-neutral facility is expected to wrap up sometime around November 2024, according to the DMN.

The firm also broke ground on a similar data center in Aurora, Illinois, earlier this year, according to a May 22 press release from Edged Energy, a subsidiary of Endeavour.

“Edged is proud to work with our partners … to bring a new era of sustainable infrastructure and world-class connectivity to the region,” said Frank Scandariato, director of platform delivery at Edged Energy, per the release.

The Dallas Express reached out to Edged Energy and Endeavour for more information about the project and why Irving was chosen for the new data center but had not heard back by the time of publishing.

At the end of last year, commercial real estate insight firm Cushman & Wakefield reported that 2.2 million square feet of data center projects were under construction in the DFW area. As of the firm’s 2023 mid-year report, the metroplex is home to more than 4.41 million square feet of data center facility space, providing some 649.7 million megawatts of power.

Of the largest data center markets in the United States in 2022, Cushman & Wakefield ranked Dallas No. 6 behind San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Portland, and Northern Virginia. In terms of the city’s global standing, the research firm ranked Dallas No.8. Dallas achieved the distinction despite its problematic permitting department, which has seen multiple backlogs in recent years, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

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