The new campus, consisting of three buildings spread across 65 acres, will be constructed in multiple phases. The project represents Edged Energy’s first data center development in Illinois, with the first building slated for completion in June 2024.
According to Edged Energy, the campus will feature 100 MW of capacity powered by 100-percent renewable energy. Additionally, the campus will also include alternative fuels for its backup generators, on-site solar panels, and provisions for electric vehicle charging.
It will also incorporate advanced waterless cooling technology and “highly efficient” energy systems that provide a guaranteed power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15, it adds. The PUE is a data center metric calculating the ratio of total energy used by a data center facility to the energy delivered to computing equipment, according
Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) will provide the necessary infrastructure to power the new data center campus from its nearby regional substation. Seefried and Edged Energy will also establish a dedicated on-site substation to support the future phases of the project, further enhancing the reliability and capacity of the energy supply.
“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. “We look forward to supporting the growth of Edged Energy and data center companies which play a key role in meeting the growing digital and tech needs of our region.”
The general contractor on the project is FCL Builders; Ware Malcomb is the architect of record; Kimley-Horn is the civil engineer.