Stack confirms 216MW, 100% renewable-powered campus

07 January 2022 | Melanie Mingas

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Stack Infrastructure has confirmed it will develop a new 216MW campus in Ashburn, VA, set on a new 80-acre site in Loudoun.

Set across three buildings, the campus will offer "massive scalability" according to Stack and will be powered 100% by renewable energy, served by its utility partner, Dominion.

“STACK’s forward development in the most challenging markets is our differentiator," said Stack CEO Brian Cox.

"Our clients seek speed, scale, quality, and partnership. This new flagship campus exemplifies that. I am proud that our development team was able to deploy its expertise while building strong relationships to deliver the on-demand capacity, in key locations, that top technology innovators need.”

On its fibre and utility connections, Stack said it will lean on its local partner relationships and expertise and that its development team had navigated power constraints to ensure scalable infrastructure solutions, as well as access to all major long-haul fibre carriers and to high-capacity dark fibre.

The first phase is due for delivery in Q3, 2023.

Tim Hughes, VP of strategy and development at Stack added: “Stack's development team continues to leverage its relationships with utilities, local authorities, and developer partners to establish a strong, scalable presence in critical markets like Northern Virginia, despite land and power scarcity.

“Dedication to our clients has driven STACK to secure campus-scale sites and electrical interconnections to allow hyperscalers and enterprises continuous expansion in key markets.”

Stack currently has 300MW under active construction and said it anticipates significant continued investment in the region over the next 12 months.

Recently the firm has expanded its campus in Prince William County, including the groundbreaking of a 72MW total second phase announced just two months ago and already under construction for 2022 delivery. Further, a soon-to-be-completed new 24MW facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, will bring STACK’s Portland-area total capacity to more than 50MW.

The firm has also been on a hiring spree over the last year, appointing its first CTO, as well as a new VP of environment, health and safety.

In May it took its first step to becoming an international player with a partnership in Canada and followed this up in October with its first step into Asia.