New Colorado Data Center project to include Microgrid with Solar, Battery, Gen-set and EV Charging

Feb. 23, 2022
EFS will work with Worldwide Environmental Services and NodCom on the acquisition, planning, design and construction of the data center & microgrid project. Completion is expected by early 2023

A new micro data center in Colorado will be powered by a renewables-based microgrid with backup power, electromagnetic protection and e-mobility assets.

Energy Field Services (EFS) announced plans to build the Edge Micro Data Center on a 7-acre site near Delta Health hospital in Delta, Colo. The facility will provide secure managed services, information technology (IT) computer space and offices to the medical community.

The work, called Project Salus after the Roman goddess for safety, welfare and health, will include a microgrid featuring on-site solar panels, battery storage, auxiliary power (gen-sets) and small vertical wind turbines. The generation assets will include electro magnetic pulse protection from solar flares.

"The capabilities EFS's Edge Micro Data Center brings to the community will attract new business to Delta and accelerate job growth in areas which it will support, including telemedicine, emergency services, FinTech, cybersecurity and e-commerce," said Chris Ryan, Ex-Mayor Pro-Tem. "This is an exciting project for Delta, to say the least."

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Subject to zoning approval, EFS anticipates the modular data center will total approximately 10,000 SF with expansion capability.  A designated, on-site Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station connected to the renewable power system is also being considered to serve the community. 

Edge Micro Data Centers can offer opportunities for health care providers, municipalities and other local businesses to provide low latency connectivity as well as data cloud, backup and disaster recovery services.

"With all the computing power being dispersed throughout the region, and the evolving 5G edge telecommunication network, this type of edge computing power is needed in Delta for the next generation of businesses and manufacturing to ensure uptime by minimizing or eliminating vulnerabilities," said David Moran, EFS founder and president.

EFS will work with Worldwide Environmental Services and NodCom on the acquisition, planning, design and construction of the data center & microgrid project. Completion is expected by early 2023, subject to permitting and approvals.


(Rod Walton, senior editor for EnergyTech, is a 14-year veteran of covering the energy industry both as a newspaper and trade journalist. He can reached at [email protected]).

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Rod Walton has spent 15 years covering the energy industry as a newspaper and trade journalist. He formerly was energy writer and business editor at the Tulsa World. Later, he spent six years covering the electricity power sector for Pennwell and Clarion Events. He joined Endeavor and EnergyTech in November 2021.

Walton earned his Bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. His career stops include the Moore American, Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Wagoner Tribune and Tulsa World. 

EnergyTech is focused on the mission critical and large-scale energy users and their sustainability and resiliency goals. These include the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as the military, universities, data centers and microgrids. The C&I sectors together account for close to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

He was named Managing Editor for Microgrid Knowledge and EnergyTech starting July 1, 2023

Many large-scale energy users such as Fortune 500 companies, and mission-critical users such as military bases, universities, healthcare facilities, public safety and data centers, shifting their energy priorities to reach net-zero carbon goals within the coming decades. These include plans for renewable energy power purchase agreements, but also on-site resiliency projects such as microgrids, combined heat and power, rooftop solar, energy storage, digitalization and building efficiency upgrades.