Aligned: Aligned to proceed with stalled data center camps at Maryland

May 24, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Aligned Data Centers has revealed its plans to proceed with its previously halted data center campus in Maryland after recent regulatory changes.  around backup generators, easing restrictions for data center firms. With this move, Aligned will now be moving ahead with its plans for a campus in the master-planned Quantum Frederick park.

This month saw Maryland Governor Wes Moore sign SB0474 – also known as the Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024 – into law. The bill alters the definition of a "generating station," with the aim of exempting generating facilities used to produce electricity for the purpose of on-site emergency backup from certain permitting requirements.

“Aligned Data Centers applauds Governor Wes Moore for signing The Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024,” the company told DCD this week. “His vision for a thriving tech sector is a catalyst for Maryland's economic growth. This landmark legislation paves the way for billions in potential investment and significant job growth in Maryland. It also positions the state as a strategic hub for leading technology companies. Aligned is excited to move forward with our plans in Maryland.”