Edged Energy, a division of Endeavour, has just commenced the construction of its flagship data center campus which is located in Aurora, Illinois.

In partnership with Seefried Industrial Properties – a real estate firm; and Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) – northern Illinois energy provider, the campus is planned to feature three data center buildings that will be developed on the 65-acre site, forming Edged Energy’s first campus.

“Seefried is excited to be part of such an impactful and beneficial project for the City. Our team is passionate about delivering world-class sustainable projects and facilities of this nature. It’s been a pleasure to work with Edged Energy, ComEd and the City of Aurora. We look forward to bringing this project to fruition,” said Doug Houser, Vice President of Development for Seefried’s Midwest region.

Also joined by City of Aurora officials, the project was kick-started with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site, having FCL Builders as the general contractor on the project, Ware Malcomb as the architect of record and Kimley-Horn as the civil engineer.

As expected, ComEd will be providing the infrastructure needed to power the new data center campus from its closest regional substation while Seefried and Edged Energy will be adding a new substation onsite to support future phases of the development.

To further support sustainable energy usage, it was announced that the new data center will feature advanced waterless cooling technology and implement energy-efficient systems. The project development will also support electric vehicle charging and the use of eco-friendly fuels for its backup generators, as well as setup on-site solar panels.

“ComEd is proud to work with Edged Energy and partners in the region to provide infrastructure that will power new digital infrastructure, economic investment and additional EV charging capacity for the Aurora community,” said Diana Sharpe, VP of Large Customer Services for ComEd.

As announced, the first data center building of the new campus is scheduled for completion in June 2024.

Last year, data center company CloudHQ, also announced a partnership with ComEd to develop a hyperscale data center campus in Illinois, converting the former United Airlines HQ in Mount Prospect to a $2.5 billion, 1.5 million square foot hyperscale data center facility.