Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has announced a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas, which will be joining its other new data centers in Altoona, Prineville, Lulea and Forest City. According to the company, the Fort Worth data center will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Facebook has worked with the Alterra Power Corporation, Citigroup Energy, and Starwood Energy Group to bring the 200 MW of new wind energy to the Texas grid. This new wind energy project is already under construction on a 17,000-acre site in Clay County, which is approximately 90 miles from Fort Worth. The energy site will be expected to provide power supply to the data center by next year.
Like its predecessors, we expect Fort Worth to be one of the most advanced, efficient, and sustainable data centers in the world. Our continuing work on data center design is an important part of our overall infrastructure efficiency efforts, which have helped us save more than $2 billion in infrastructure costs over the last three years.
This data center also believed to be powering the social network’s ambitious Internet.org project to connect the other billion people to the internet.