In a blog post published June 24, 2015, on the Google Official Blog, Patrick Gammons, Google’s senior manager, data center energy and location strategy, announced that that the company will build a new data center in Alabama on the grounds of the Widows Creek coal power plant in Jackson County.
According to Gammons, the company will reuse the plant’s electric transmission lines and invest in green energy. Gammon writes, “Thanks to an arrangement with Tennessee Valley Authority, our electric utility, we’ll be able to scout new renewable energy projects and work with TVA to bring the power onto their electrical grid. Ultimately, this contributes to our goal of being powered by 100% renewable energy.”
Read the blog post here.