VIESTE Energy, LLC has engaged ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.) to perform design services on a national portfolio of data centers that will be run on 100% renewable energy.

These data center facilities will be supported by the co-development of 8 to 15 megawatt (MW) of power generated from gasification based waste-to-energy facilities. Power is produced from a turbine generator that feeds the facility. This system also produces chilled water for use in the data centers. This portfolio of renewable energy power generation facilities coupled with environmentally friendly solid waste management creates a very low PUE and a negative carbon footprint, one of the first undertakings of its kind in the United States. The first phase of this portfolio is funded and development is under way.

“This is one of the most exciting projects within the data center industry today,” noted Paul Schlattman, vice president of Mission Critical Facilities at ESD.  “The facilities offer extremely competitive utility rates and a host of other environmental and business benefits.” 

Mark Branaman co-managing member at VIESTE Energy, LLC stated, “We are in the business of developing and operating base load renewable energy production facilities.  We selected ESD for our team because they have extensive experience and knowledge of energy and data centers.  We look forward to similarly partnering with a top Data Center developer and are confident that this will be a tremendous offering to the data center industry in terms of sustainability, environmental benefit, and energy efficiency opportunities.”