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Looking to select a site with extensive energy and fiber infrastructure to support a high-demand facility? We have one. Or two. Most likely more than a dozen that can fit your criteria. Our site selection consultants work directly with enterprise, cloud and technology-based customers to find the ideal site. We’ll account for state and local incentives, strong workforce, the right pro-business climate and supporting energy services. Our territory covers America’s current and emerging data center hubs with low risk of business disruption. We bring inside knowledge and well-established relationships to lower your risk, total ownership costs and speed to market.

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Power your data center with the electric transmission leader

Power is often the biggest factor in selecting a data center, and AEP can help you exceed your requirements through:

  • Our robust transmission network – the largest in the country with available capacity to meet the needs of even the largest power user
  • Cost-competitive rates with access to competitive and regulated energy markets, and potential incentives to lower your costs
  • Highly reliable network with dual-service and redundant power service plans available
  • Renewable options to help you manage your budget and meet sustainability goals
  • Customized energy services for backup power, substation design/build services and more
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With 5 AEP States in the Top 20 states by number of data center companies, you will find the business climates and resources to succeed here.

Skilled, Available and Affordable Workforce

You can find the technical talent you need across AEP’s states. Customized workforce analysis, including labor pipeline, costs and program completions for your specific project are available upon request.

Labor costs of select data center occupations*

The difference: In general, wages in AEP states are 14% lower than the national average.

Data center occupations* employment and wages in select AEP markets

Metro Area Jobs Average Hourly Rate
Columbus 17,073 $51.43
Tulsa 4,673 $46.23
Fort Wayne 1,941 $44.48
Roanoke 1,152 $44.45
South Bend 1,062 $43.82
Corpus Christi 1,056 $44.87
Shreveport 772 $41.89

Source: Lightcast 2023.1
*Occupations: Computer and Information Systems Managers, Computer Systems Analysts, Information Security Analysts, Computer Programmers, Database Administrators, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Network Architects and Computer Hardware Engineers.

Data Center Sites

Alexandria Business Park has robust electric, water and sewer capacities, and is located on State Route 28 with proximity to I-69, I-65 and I-70. It is adjacent to a Norfolk Southern Rail mainline. The local economic development corporation holds options agreements on all parcels.

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Industry Report

Download and read our Data Center Industry Report describing the current state and advantages of data center development and operation in our 11-state region.

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