How a Small Town Outside Nashville Lured a Hyperscale Data Center

Most data centers in Nashville are in Brentwood and Franklin, which is already very developed. Finding reasonably priced land to develop a greenfield site is more expensive there. That led us to Gallatin, where TVA (the utility serving a vast area outside the town) had built a 50MW substation adjacent to our site. We can offer 20MW of power on day one and can scale beyond that.

Archer Datacenters COO David Bartholomai

There’s also a second data center project underway in Gallatin, by a developer called Archer Datacenters, which hopes to lease the facility out on a wholesale basis.

Archer looked at areas where hyperscale facilities were going up, because hyperscalers typically push for and invest in new renewable generation close to their computing facilities.

“Archer started construction in Gallatin in November and expects to complete the project this September, Bartholomai said. The future 82,000-square foot building will house about 50,000 square feet of white floor space.”

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