At this early stage of a project, owners and operators have the luxury of time to solve for risks to the project and build in better long-term margins. Selecting the right metro region for your next data center project means balancing many competing factors, of which energy is becoming increasingly important.
Data center project development done right means balancing the many factors at the intersection of siting and power. For example, working from an anticipatory framework and including the data center’s future energy needs during this first step can open the door to more potential opportunities for increased competitive advantages.
Navigating these processes can be time consuming and complicated. At the same time, this stage presents several opportunities to increase margins. Owners and operators that anticipate and incorporate the multitude of risk factors during this phase can increase the likelihood of identifying opportunities for greater savings, and gain a competitive advantage in customer acquisition.