GRAND ISLAND — ArchGreen plans to build a data center on land leased from the Southern Public Power District near Grand Island.
The data center, a cryptocurrency mining facility, will be on 60th Road, a quarter-mile south of Capital Avenue, in the Southern Public Power Energy Park.
The 14-megawatt data center will consist of 14 computing containers that will be built on two acres. It will support cryptocurrency and other cloud computing applications.
When operational, it will purchase power from Southern Public Power.
Speaking at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Alan Cordova, ArchGreen’s vice president of development, said the height of the bins will be less than the height of the adjacent trees. He said the project will not create light pollution and noise will be minimal.
When operational, the project will have two full-time employees. It should be finished by July.
The board approved the conditional use permit for the data center by a vote of 6 to 1. Voting against was Jane Richardson.
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