I am shocked. I just caught up with this story from May.
This new high tech green data center to be built right next door to the long awaited Bloom Box plant in Newark is not going to purchase those clean efficient Bloom Boxes to power their new facility. Say it isn’t true!
No, they are piping in natural gas to run clean gas turbines:
“That means that critical power generation with gas turbines, steam turbines, and adsorption chillers back up one another to power and cool the data center while excess power can be supplied to the grid to support demand response requirements. The facility will secure long-term gas contracts to keep operating costs low and competitive.” “‘The data center itself will use more electrical power than the City of Newark, just so you get a feel for how big this is going to be,’ Kern [CEO] said.” Wow!
So they are actually going to burn fossil fuels to make electricity and the governor (we are giving them $7.5 million), the city of Newark and the very green UofD are all very pleased about it. This also means that The Data Centers people can even see through the phony Bloom boondoggle.
I am shocked, shocked shocked….