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August 30, 2021

Moses Lake Data Centers Project, US

By Carmen

The Moses Lake Data Centers Project is a smart grid project located in Moses Lake, Washington, US.

Description

The Moses Lake Data Centers Project was completed using smart grid as the technology category. It is an advanced grid infrastructure project with a rated capacity of 80MW. It is implemented in the data centre.

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

– Data Center

Additional information

– It is one of the first purpose-built hardened data centers ever built.
– It housed an IBM S.A.G.E. computer system used to monitor and coordinate US air defense in the early years of the Cold War.
– Recently, it has undergone a complete refit to build out a fully modern and highly resilient data center.
– Power is delivered from an adjacent power sub-station with a potential of 80 MW of available utility power.
– Hardened purpose-built data center with N and N+1 resiliency options, access to 80 MW of utility power
– Low-cost, green power provided by hydro-electric stations on near-by Columbia River.

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About Celsia

Celsia SA ESP (Celsia), formerly Compania Colombiana de Inversiones SA ESP, a subsidiary of Grupo Argos SA, is an energy company that generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. The company’s product categories include home line, solar energy, backup energy, thermal network, efficent lighting, electricity assets, cogeneration, energy efficiency and conventional energy. It generates energy through reservoir, hydroelectric power plants, thermo electric power plants, and wind power plants. Celsia’s transmission services comprise taking energy from the power generation plants to the points used in the municipalities’ rural and urban areas. It serves residential, official, commercial, and industrial users. The company operates through power generation plants located in Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. Celsia is headquartered in Medellin, Colombia.

Methodology

All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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