Commonwealth Electric of Greater Nebraska was recently awarded a design build contract for the Compute North NE 05 Data Center project in Kearney, Nebraska. This project will be a challenge due to the tight schedule, but there is little Commonwealth can’t take on with a great team! This Data Center project consists of small modular buildings that are manufactured offsite. They will be trucked in, lifted into place and then Commonwealth must get power to them. Each of these buildings is roughly the size of a large Conex shipping container and will need 2.5 MW of power. The project includes bringing a 35KV service from an NPPD substation. When all is complete, the site could require 100 MW of power. Per NPPD at the ground breaking, the city of Kearney’s peak energy usage is around 110 MW. This data center will be capable of being used for numerous applications including crypto mining, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Ground Breaking Ceremony for Compute North

“It is nice to have an Owner like Compute North that is accessible & personally involved with the project. Mike Harms, the Owner’s representative for the project, has been wonderful to work with and very understanding of all the issues involved with the project.”

Gary Demmel, Former Sr. Vice President

“Commonwealth has been a tremendous partner for our computing campus construction in Kearney. They’ve been responsive, smart, and simply great partners. I’m impressed with their company and would highly recommend their work.”

– Dave Perrill, CEO, ComputeNorth