August 6 Seattle Presentation to Detail New Economic Model Cutting Data Center Costs by Close to Half

Aug 01, 2013, 09:00 ET from Niobrara Energy Park

DENVER, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CH2M HILL (, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, will join Niobrara Energy Park President Craig Harrison for an August 6 presentation of a new data center economic model with the potential to cut costs by close to half for data center developers. Niobrara has developed the first-of-its-kind Niobrara Data Center Energy Park in Weld County, Colorado (

The presentation will be made during a data center event sponsored by InformationWeek and Siemens themed "Empowering the Data Center – Efficiency, Energy-Saving, and Green IT." The presentation is scheduled August 6 from 11:00-11:30am at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, Washington.

Niobrara's economic model predicts data center owners may operate more efficiently, economically and reliably than ever before. This includes capital expenditure savings of over 40% and operational expenditure savings nearing 50%. The park's exceptional energy reliability results from a "triple redundant" on-site natural gas power supply provided by three separate gas pipelines. Harrison is arranging access to this gas at long-term low rates that he describes as "the cheapest natural gas in America."

The August 6 presentation will detail the many other characteristics that make the Niobrara site so conducive to industry-leading breakthroughs in data center cost reductions. These include the site's climate, which allows "free cooling" eliminating the need for energy-consuming chillers for cooling, along with on-site renewable energy resources and a very favorable tax environment.

The Niobrara Data Center Energy Park is a 662-acre, zoned and CH2M HILL-engineered, process ready, strategically located, secure, and flexible site that offers distinctive advantages for mission critical development. It is at a nexus of telecommunications, power, and gas infrastructure enabling conventional, cloud computing data center development and innovative Microgrid development scenarios which offer the highest level of energy security and reliability. The Park has on-site non-tributary water, traditional electric grid, fiber and 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily with capacity in three separate lines providing the super infrastructure to execute its plan.

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$7 billion in revenue and 28,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record. Visit us at, and Search for jobs at

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