Google looking at Becker to build a $600 million data center

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The development would be powered by two dedicated wind farms, according to a regulatory filing by Xcel. 

Google is looking at building a giant Minnesota data center in Becker that would cost at least $600 million and be powered by two dedicated wind farms.

The data center, essentially a big building full of servers, was disclosed in a regulatory filing by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, which would play a big role in the project. The Google server farm would create about 50 full-time tech jobs and about 2,000 construction jobs over 18 to 24 months.

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