Data center developer and operator Prime Data Centers, LLC, has announced the development of its second data center at the Sacramento, California campus, delivering twice the capacity of the existing facility.

Located adjacent to Prime’s 8MW data center facility (Building-1), the new facility (Building-2) is expected to provide up to 16MW of critical capacity across 150,000 square feet of data center space, having the capacity to accommodate rack densities from 4.5-30kW. Also, the new facility will be powered through a 49MW substation on the campus which is owned and operated by Prime.

“With our first building at McClellan Park fully occupied, and demand for capacity growing every day, Prime Data Centers is doubling-down in the region with this new state-of-the-art facility,” said Jeff Barber, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Prime Data Centers.

“We see the Bay Area becoming more power constrained and consider Sacramento the perfect alternative, complete with an ample supply of power and significantly lower pricing.  The geographic profile is amongst the safest in the nation without significant latency typically associated with data replication.”

According to Prime Data Centers, Building-1 which was opened in 2020 is now fully leased. This 70,000 square foot facility is the company’s first data center to be developed on the 38-acre Prime campus which leverages the dedicated sub-station on-site.

As announced, Prime plans to start construction of its new Sacramento data center facility in Q2 2022, having the ability of accelerating the timeline based on tenant status.

This announcement is coming few months after Prime Data Centers formed a $5 Billion partnership with digital infrastructure investment firm Macquarie Capital, to accelerate the development of Prime’s 400MW project plan across America and Europe.

Through this partnership, Macquarie Capital made an equity investment, and further avail its infrastructure investing and development capabilities to Prime with targeted capital investments over the next 10 years.