Papillion, Neb. — Another data center is in the works for Sarpy County in eastern Nebraska, a project that’s raised questions about data center saturation.
The identity of the company is being kept a secret until the land transaction is ensured and utility agreements are secured. The Omaha World-Herald reports that it’s being called “Project Wizard” for now. It’s expected to rival in size the Facebook center being built nearby along Nebraska Highway 50.
The saturation question was raised during the Papillion Planning Board approval process. The centers require a lot of power as well as land that could be held onto for future manufacturing and industry centers with more jobs.
Mayor David Black acknowledged the question is legitimate but says the Papillion community is equipped and eager for completion of Project Wizard.