Digital Chicago Franklin Park Campus on Grand Ave - Digital Realty: Digital Realty Develops New Substation For its Chicago Campus

Nov 10, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Digital Realty has partnered with local utility firm ComEd to open a new power substation at the former’s Franklin Park data center campus in Chicago. The substation was developed to support the future growth of the facility. The four-acre substation currently sits within Digital Realty’s data center campus site in the city.

The CEO of ComEd, Gil Quiniones, said: “We know that data centers have many location options, but companies like Digital Realty continue to choose northern Illinois thanks to the state’s incentives as well as the investments we’re making to deliver industry-leading reliability, with access to infrastructure and clean energy needed to meet the demands of today’s customers.”

Digital Realty currently owns seven data sites in Northern Illinois. The company also has plans to expand its facility in Chicago. The CEO of Digital Realty, Bill Stein, noted that Franklin Park and Northern Illinois are essential to the company’s operations.