07 Jul Developer pushes for data center in valley
A Boston company wants to build a data center in the Menomonee Valley that developers say will use less energy, offer lower costs and help spur area economic growth.
Source IT Energy LLC has been negotiating with land owners on two sides of We Energies’ Menomonee Valley power plant near 10th and Canal streets, said Herb Zien, the company’s Milwaukee-based senior vice president and chief development officer.
It plans to sell or lease space to research organizations and businesses, Zien said. Once filled, the data center would have 48 units that would house up to 100,000 total servers, he said.
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