The opening of a new data center in North Las Vegas, Nevada, has been announced by Novva Data Centers, a provider of purpose-built data center facilities. The 275,000 square foot, 100 MW, $400 million North Las Vegas data center is scheduled to open in late 2023. Construction on the building started in October 2021. The 20-acre complex where the data center will be situated will be Novva’s third facility, joining its other facilities in West Jordan, Utah, and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The new North Las Vegas facility will be constructed with sustainability in mind utilizing renewable energy. Robotics, water-free high-density cooling, containment, renewable energy in collaboration with NV Energy, and a fully owned on-premise substation are some of the notable features at this data center.
“Since our founding, Novva has sought to bring purpose-built, futuristic, eco-friendly facilities to the Western United States and we’ve been very selective and intentional with our site locations,” said Wes Swenson, Founder and CEO of Novva Data Centers. “North Las Vegas is an ideal location for a data center because it allows us to take advantage of the abundant renewable energy alternatives, and its proximity to the California and regional markets. It is a great addition to our other western data center locations.”
“This also gives us another opportunity to implement our water-free cooling technology, which will save approximately 150 to 200 million gallons of water a year, and in 2024 we plan to deploy atmospheric water generation for landscape needs,” added Mr. Swenson. “The facility will also benefit from tax abatements from the state of Nevada, which were approved in the summer of 2022.”
1,000 MW U.S. Data Center Capacity
The new North Las Vegas site will duplicate Novva’s distinctive ‘wholocation experience” and be constructed with sustainability and renewable energy in mind. Wholocation is a blend of wholesale scale and retail colocation that enables it to accommodate clients of any size and scalability requirements, from those needing 1 cabinet to those needing 1,000+ cabinets.
A recent growth equity investment, which was disclosed earlier this year, allowed for the construction of the new facility. In addition to its newest facility in Las Vegas, Novva intends to grow across the U.S. and anticipates providing 1,000 MW of planned data center capacity by 2027 at many important, as-yet-unnamed locales.
Robotics, water-free high-density cooling, containment, renewable energy in collaboration with NV Energy, and a fully owned on-premise substation will all be included in the data center.