DENVER, July 15 -- The Colorado State House Republicans issued the following news:
Yesterday, House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso of Loveland and Assistant Minority Leader Libby Szabo of Arvada along with Minority Whip Polly Lawrence (R-Littleton) and Representatives Perry Buck (R-Windsor) and Lori Saine (R-Firestone) met with the founder and developer of the Niobrara Data Center Energy Park (NEP) in Weld County, Colorado. The NEP site is currently undeveloped open space, but plans are underway to turn the 644 acre parcel into a self-sustaining, natural-gas and renewable-energy powered data center.
With the increasing need for data storage, mega data center companies like Google and Microsoft are looking for new sites to build data centers. These facilities employ limited personnel but require a significant amount of energy to power and cool the servers storing the data.
"Niobrara Data Center Energy Park has the potential to bring mega data companies like Google and Apple to Colorado, along with billions in development capital," said DelGrosso. "With the potential for the Niobrara Data Center Energy Park to attract a company like Google, we must maintain a competitive environment to attract these kinds of businesses to Colorado."
Representative Lori Saine added:
"I am excited to see a project like the Niobrara Data Center Energy Park here in Colorado and encourage any company seeking a new site for a data storage facility to consider this site. Niobrara is well positioned for data transmission and, with access to abundant natural gas and renewable energy, can set a new energy efficiency standard for data centers in the world."