Data Center Hot Spots
1. Incentives. LAMBRA Tax Incentives. Our facility is located on a former U.S. Air Force Base at McClellan Park. Corporations can earn California state sales tax credits on purchases up to $20 million per year of high technology equipment.
2. Power Costs. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is the least expensive utility in the state of California at 7.9 cents per kWh. Also, SMUD uses no coal in its power sourcing mix, which will be pivotal once carbon taxes and cap and trade begin to take effect.
3. Power Availability. ADC has built and owns a 45-megawatt (MW) substation for the exclusive use of our customers. We maintain the option to develop a second 45-MW substation for a total of 90 MW at our McClellan Park location.
4. Fiber Connectivity. Long-haul fiber runs just a few hundred yards away from our site along the SP railroad tracks connecting all major carriers.
5. Location. Sacramento Risk Assessment profile. Compared to regions in the western U.S., the probability of an earthquake in Sacramento is lower than Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area from San Jose to Oakland. Also, our site at McClellan Park is outside the 500-year floodplain, making it the safest location in all of Sacramento.
6. Design Options. Sacramento’s climate offers optimal conditions to utilize free cooling 75 percent of the year.Also, we have a pre-certified LEED Platinum building.ADC plans to develop several building at our site in Sacramento. Our first project is currently under construction.