PowerHouse Data Centers has successfully closed on the site for its latest project, PowerHouse Reno. Located in northern Nevada, the new build marks PowerHouse’s inaugural campus outside of northern Virginia, reflecting a strategic move towards national expansion. The three-building, 900,000 square foot powered shell data center campus in Reno is set to provide more than 65 MW of bridging power. As a leading data center developer, PowerHouse’s expansion into Reno signifies a strategic move to address the growing demands of the data center market.
The Sierras in Business Bloom
Situated within the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC), the largest industrial park in the United States, PowerHouse Reno is poised to cater to the growing data demands of leading hyperscale users in the region. The TRIC and Reno area have rapidly evolved into one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech hubs, as the region’s projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15% until 2025 positions northern Nevada as the fourth fastest-growing data market in the nation.
The surge is attributed to the area’s strategic location on the west coast, offering convenient power availability and lower land costs compared to California, but retaining low-latency access to California. For instance, the latency to the Bay Area from a place like Reno is under three seconds, whereas the total cost of ownership is 30% lower. As proof of the region’s position as an under-the-radar location for data centers, it’s already home to industry heavyweights like Apple, Google, and Switch—who hosts infrastructure for the likes of eBay, Cisco, and Amazon. Newcomers Tesla and Panasonic are also eyeing the area.
Meeting Data Center Demand
For PowerHouse, the move to build a data center in an emerging market is about meeting evolving customer requirements and aligning with user needs. This customer-centric approach aligns with evolving demands for faster and more reliable digital services, something that PowerHouse is targeting with this new build.
Doug Fleit, co-founder and CEO of PowerHouse Data Centers, expressed enthusiasm about the venture, stating, “As the growth of AI drives hyperscale demand, sites like PowerHouse Reno will deliver near-term power at attractive costs with reliable renewable energy components.” For Fleit, focusing on an area like Reno creates opportunities to further position PowerHouse in a growing market, staying ahead of the curve and meeting the demands of a burgeoning tech ecosystem. With completion expected by the end of 2025, PowerHouse Reno is set to leverage the advantages offered by northern Nevada’s conducive business environment and positioning the company for continued success.
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