The Chicago Data Centers Project is a smart grid project located in Chicago, Illinois, US.


The Chicago Data Centers Project was completed using smart grid as the technology category. It is an advanced grid infrastructure project with a rated capacity of 52MW. It is implemented in the data centre.

The Chicago Data Centers Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– Data Centers – 2 units

Additional information

– Chicago Data Center Campus ORD1 is located in the heart of the Chicago Financial District, the campus is located on the 7th floor of an 8-story building on a fiber-linked campus.
Elk Grove Village Data Center Campus ORD2 is located in Elk Grove Village, IL, ORD2 campus is located only 3 miles from O’Hare International Airport in a single-story purpose-built building.
– The structure is built with pre-fabricated concrete walls, and the 2014 Expansion is Uptime Institute Tier III Certified for Design and Build.
– The project covers 405,000 sq/ft and 52 MW of power, located outside the 100-year flood zone
– Fiber-linked campus between the 2 data centers in the heart of Chicago’s leading financial and telecom exchange.

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