Cumulus Data has just announced the completion of key milestones in the construction of phase 1 of its flagship 475MW data center campus, located in northeast Pennsylvania, United States.

As announced, the construction of the powered shell for its first 48-megawatt, 300,000 square foot data center is complete and available for lease. The facility is designed to provide zero-carbon, low-cost energy which is to be generated by Talen Energy’s Susquehanna nuclear power generation facility.

“Our flagship Cumulus Susquehanna data center campus is positioned to welcome its first tenant and commence commercial operations this year. We look forward to advancing our mission to solve the energy ‘trilemma’ which we define as the rapidly increasing consumer demand for zero-carbon, low-cost, and reliable electricity by data center customers, beginning with our first Cumulus Susquehanna data center campus,” said CEO Alejandro “Alex” Hernandez.

According to Cumulus, the data center campus will be directly connected to the 2.5-gigawatt Susquehanna power stations, without intermediation by legacy electric transmission and distribution utilities, which the company also plans to replicate at other locations in which Talen Energy operates. 

Furthermore, Cumulus also intends to create jobs, provide technology training, and offer economic benefits to both Pennsylvania and the surrounding community, through the 1,200 Acre data center campus.

“There are currently few options that fulfill all three requirements at once – at massive scale, while offering data center customers an industry-leading TCO.  As a member of the iMasons Climate Accord, Talen and Cumulus will support our customers in achieving carbon neutrality by uniting together to adopt a common standard enabled by solutions such as the Cumulus carbon-free data center platform,” said Scott Hanna, Cumulus Chief Revenue Officer.  

Applied Digital Corporation, also recently announced the groundbreaking of its new 5MW specialized data center facility in Jamestown, North Dakota, United States. Built next to the company’s currently operating 100-MW facility, the new facility is designed and purpose-built for Graphics Processing Units (“GPUs”), and planned to host more traditional high performance computing (“HPC”) applications.