Large-scale computing infrastructure provider, Compute North, has today announced that it plans to build a 300MW data center in Granbury, Texas.

Located next to the Wolf Hollow Generating Station in Granbury, the planned Compute North’s modular infrastructure is designed to be scalable up to 600MW and co-located directly at the source, further expected to provide grid-balancing services to the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

“Compute North is excited to see construction moving forward on our latest facility. We are developing the next generation of data centers meeting the unprecedented needs of next-generation technology at a time when the demand for energy efficiency and stabilizing the energy grid has never been higher. We are committed to continued innovation to support timely demand response solutions, and we work closely with our energy partners to support local energy dynamics,” said Dave Perrill, CEO and Co-Founder at Compute North.

“Granbury is excited to have a new employer in the neighborhood. Not only will Compute North bring quality jobs to our area, but they also bring an engaged corporate partner by supporting existing non-profits and being part of the community,” said Chris Coffman, Granbury’s City Manager.

According to Compute North, this project will involve the deployment of its modular containers which will be co-located at the Wolf Hollow plant through a behind-the-meter approach, bringing the load directly to the source.

The company expects its behind-the-meter approach to support rapid curtailment of its energy use, reducing the risk of brownouts and blackouts for consumers and allowing power to be available for mission-critical customers, such as hospitals. The interconnection is also expected to provide ERCOT with a consistent yet interruptible load profile for curtailment services without increasing the price of electricity for Texas customers.

This announcement follows the company’s close of $385 million funding which is set to expand its TIER 0™ computing infrastructure footprint across sites within the country.