BLS Announces Nine Data Center Sites for AEP

05 Jun, 2013

Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company LLC  announces the rollout of nine “Data Center Qualified Sites” for American Electric Power, one of the nation’s largest utilities. After a comprehensive review of locations across AEP’s 11-state territory, BLS qualified sites with reliable and redundant power supply, strong fiber networks, low disaster risks and a business friendly climate.

certified_data_center_seal-lg“As the data center industry has grown more sophisticated, the need for a more systematic approach to identifying and qualifying potential data center sites has become evident.” says Tracey Hyatt Bosman, managing director for BLS, which specializes in location economics.  “Data centers require highly specialized service from utilities, and a site qualification program is an important part of a utility’s preparedness to respond to inquiries from the industry.”

AEP Wytheville Site_Diagram 1

Site diagram of Progress Park in Wytheville, Va., depicting where the building and technology would be located. Rendering by Intelligent Building Systems.

AEP’s nine Data Center Qualified Sites are:

  • ·         Bradley Square in Bradley, West Virginia
  • ·         Cherokee Expressway Industrial Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • ·         Findlay Commerce Park in Findlay, Ohio
  • ·         Victoria Site in Victoria, Texas
  • ·         Industrial Center in Muncie, Indiana
  • ·         National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City, Louisiana
  • ·         Progress Park in Wytheville, Virginia
  • ·         Roanoke County Center for Research and Technology in Salem, Virginia
  • ·         Wolpert Greenfield Site in Hilliard, Ohio


Cover illustration by watcharakun at Free Digital



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