Nebraska Towns Picked To Develop "Power Parks"

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

State officials have picked three Nebraska cities to help develop so-called "power parks" designed to attract data centers, high-tech companies and businesses that use a lot of power.

Gov. Dave Heineman announced on Wednesday that Aurora, Kearney and South Sioux City have been selected to participate in the new initiative and will each receive up to $50,000 in federal funds to plan the parks.

Data centers, for example, are major users of electricity, requiring 100 to 200 watts or more of power per square foot.

A small facility of 10,000 square feet typically uses more power than a small community.

Officials in each city will work with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to develop the sites.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 58483087 -
Gray Television, Inc.