September 15, 2020 – KEARNEY, Neb. – In partnership with the Nebraska Public Power District, Kearney’s Tech oNE Crossing Data Park will have available 70 megawatts (MW) of electrical capacity allowing for additional growth. Kearney’s Tech oNE Crossing Data Park is a 200 acre, shovel-ready development prepped for technology development and is currently home to an $11 million, 5.8 MW solar farm owned by ENGIE, a French multinational power generator and energy services company; a 30MW Blockchain micro data center installation owned by Compute North based out of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and Xpanxion, a software development firm headquartered out of Atlanta, Ga. (A UST Global Subsidiary).
“The additional 70 MW of electrical capacity positions Tech oNE for data center growth and speed to market.” said Darren Robinson, President of the Economic Development Council of Buffalo County. Robinson stated, “With direct daily jet service from Kearney to Denver and Kearney to Chicago, and Grand Island’s direct daily jet service to Dallas/Fort Worth, our data park is well positioned to attract new data center opportunities. Our low cost of doing business, central location, and shovel ready infrastructure is an attractive opportunity for expansion projects.”
Kearney’s Tech oNE Crossing Data Park is served by Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD). With a portfolio of 68% carbon-free electrical generation, combined with Nebraska being ranked number one in grid reliability by U.S. News & World Report, the park becomes a smart choice for businesses needing access to reliable and sustainable power. Nicole Sedlacek, Senior Economic Development Consultant for NPPD stated, “NPPD is in a great position to serve new customers. In addition to additional capacity, NPPD has access to multiple rate structures including interruptible loads and very competitive economic development rates.”
Kearney’s Tech oNE Crossing Data Park began as a partnership between the City of Kearney and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to develop “Signature” shovel ready data parks. Signature data park sites have met stringent site selection requirements including infrastructure, access, workforce and local incentive support. Kelly Gewecke, Business Development Consultant with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, noted “Kearney is a well-positioned community that hosts a University of Nebraska campus with a new $30M STEM and Cyber building; a progressive pro-business community; and is a community with a history of supporting new business development.”
Companies interested in the Tech oNE Crossing Data Park can contact the Economic Development Council of Buffalo County at (308) 237-9346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.