Laying the Groundwork for Your Data Center

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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.

Site Selection Services

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Inventory of available, pre-qualified sites

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Introductions to business and community leaders

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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.

Location Evaluation

Primary sites meet or exceed all program requirements. 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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Zoning/proximate uses
Roadway access
Airport access

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Available Utility Resources

Natural gas


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Site Security

Risk of natural disasters
Distance from rail infrastructure
Distance from gas transmission lines
Distance from flight paths
Distance from nuclear power plants
Distance from chemical plants


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Community Overview

Labor force
Employment & income statistics
Local government & services
Higher education


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


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CapX2020, led in part by Great River Energy, has built more than 700 miles of new high voltage electric transmission lines in Minnesota, delivering affordable, reliable electricity.