Mark Zuckerberg is trying hard to make this world digital and to minimize the poverty in the world. Now Facebook has announced its plans to open up its World’s Most Energy-Efficient Data Center in Papillion. This massive data center will provide more than 1000 local jobs.
Facebook to Open World’s Most Energy-Efficient Data Center in Papillion
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced it on Facebook:
We just announced that we’re building our ninth data center in Papillion, Nebraska. It will be powered by 100% clean and renewable energy and will create thousands of jobs in the community over the next few years.
To grow the market for the clean energy we need, we worked with the Omaha Public Power District to create a new renewable energy tariff (facebook.com/green) that will now be available to all companies.
Advanced data centers like this are basically giant machines that make up the technical infrastructure for our community. It takes a lot of computing power to support our community, so we’re going to keep building new data centers around the world
According to the plan, he data center campus will occupy a 146-acre site north of Capehart Road at Nebraska Highway 50. Moreover, the data center will have four buildings east and west of Highway 50, with 970,000 square feet on the campus.
A tunnel under the highway will connect the two campuses. The center will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since 2020, the project will go online. According to Facebook officials, more than 1,000 local people will get the job.
Facebook currently has data centers at following locations:
- Prineville, Oregon
- Forest City, North Carolina
- Lulea, Sweden
- Altoona, Iowa
However, at following locations, construction is underway
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Clonee, Ireland
- Los Lunas, New Mexico
- Odense, Denmark.