DataBank recently completed its first-ever substation, engineered to support two of its high performance data centers, SLC2 and SLC3. The new 66-megawatt privately owned substation will address existing client requirements, as well as growth for future data center facilities on the 24-acre Granite Point Campus in Bluffdale, UT.
“Our new Granite Point substation sets the foundation for continued growth of our Salt Lake campus,” states Kevin Ooley, President and CFO of DataBank. “The N+1 design provides significant additional capacity and redundancy to support our customers’ expansion.”
Consisting of multiple, redundant 22MW transformers, the N+1 substation was engineered to ‘step down’ high voltage electricity from the transmission system and includes:
- Direct power feeds from Rocky Mountain Power
- Diverse A&B feeds with 138,000 volts per feed
- Safety switch with SF6 high voltage breaker
Be sure to check out the video of the substation!