Pennsylvania: Standard Power To Develop 900MW Data Center at Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Station

May 09, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Standard Power has announced that it is developing a massive data center in Pennsylvania. The blockchain company signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Energy Harbor Corp to develop a massive carbon-free facility at Energy Harbor’s Beaver Valley nuclear power plant. Per the agreement, the companies will conduct the needed feasibility analysis to ascertain optimal engineering colocation and implementation to develop the data center. 

The first phase will see Standard Power commit to a 10-year agreement to buy up to 300MW of capacity at a fixed price through a direct connection to the nuclear facility. In addition, the first phase of development is scheduled to come online in 2023 and 2024. The facility can also be expanded to 900MWs upon full build-out. The CEO of Standard Power, Maxim Serezhin, said data center infrastructures use a lot of energy, and the company recognizes the importance of developing environmentally sustainable facilities. He noted that this is why Standard Power has decided to partner with Energy Harbor Corp to develop a carbon-free data center.