Data Centers Site Selection & Economic Development
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Looking to select a site with extensive energy and fiber infrastructure to support a high-demand facility? We have one. Or two. Most likely more than a dozen that can fit your criteria. Our site selection consultants work directly with enterprise, cloud and technology-based customers to find the ideal site. We’ll account for state and local incentives, strong workforce, the right pro-business climate and supporting energy services. Our territory covers America’s current and emerging data center hubs with low risk of business disruption. We bring inside knowledge and well-established relationships to lower your risk, total ownership costs and speed to market.Search our sites
Power your data center with the electric transmission leader
Power is often the biggest factor in selecting a data center, and AEP can help you exceed your requirements through:
- Our robust transmission network – the largest in the country with available capacity to meet the needs of even the largest power user
- Cost-competitive rates with access to competitive and regulated energy markets, and potential incentives to lower your costs
- Highly reliable network with dual-service and redundant power service plans available
- Renewable options to help you manage your budget and meet sustainability goals
- Customized energy services for backup power, substation design/build services and more
Skilled, Available and Affordable Workforce
You can find the technical talent you need across AEP’s states. Customized workforce analysis, including labor pipeline, costs and program completions for your specific project are available upon request.
Labor costs of select data center occupations*
The difference: In general, wages in AEP states are 14% lower than the national average.
Data center occupations* employment and wages in select AEP markets
Source: EMSI 2019.4
*Occupations: Computer and Information Systems Managers, Computer Systems Analysts, Information Security Analysts, Computer Programmers, Database Administrators, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Network Architects and Computer Hardware Engineers.
Featured Data Center Sites
This AEP Qualified Data Center location has strong utility infrastructure on-site and is located in South Bend, Indiana’s downtown Opportunity Zone, just minutes from I-80/I-90 and the University of Notre Dame.
Download and read our Data Center Industry Report describing the current state and advantages of data center development and operation in our 11-state region.View PDF
Read our blog about the emerging need for micro-data centers and how our site selection consultants can support your search.Faster speed to market