Great River Energy is a leader in data center site selection services and was the first in Minnesota to develop a site assessment program specifically for your data center development. Our expertise, combined with one of the most aggressive state incentive programs, provides increased speed-to-market and long-term operational savings for your data center.
Our site assessment and tiered designation program is based upon leading site selection best practices for data center development. We work with our member cooperatives to identify, evaluate and rank available sites within our service area.
Our assessments are based on a detailed list of criteria, developed with the help of Deloitte Consulting’s Real Estate and Location Strategy Practice, a partner that has tremendous experience assisting data center clients in their site selection process.
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