Data Center Sites

Great River Energy launched a data center site assessment and tiered designation program in 2014 with the goal of identifying the most suitable real estate sites for a data center development in our member service territory across greater Minnesota.

Deloitte Consulting’s Real Estate & Location Strategy practice was enlisted to assist in the establishment of the evaluation criteria and program parameters.

Economic development staff worked with member cooperatives to identify, evaluate, and rank developable sites. Sites deemed “primary” meet or exceed all programs requirements; “secondary” sites require additional analysis; and “tertiary” sites exhibit potential challenges or a fatal flaw.

Great River Energy “primary” data center sites:

Great River Energy “secondary” data center sites:

Learn more about Great River Energy’s Data Center Site Assessment & Tiered Designation Program

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