Residents of Northern Virginia are extremely negative about the construction of new hyperscale data centers in the state. The reason is the too close location of communications and technologies to their homes, which disturbs the comfort of residents.
A large Amazon data center with an area of more than 20,000 square meters is planned to be built in Northern Virginia. meters Local residents of the American state were dissatisfied with this fact, and they came to the city council with a demand to reject the proposal for the construction of such a data center.
As it became known, the Amazon company is ready to conclude an agreement with the local energy company Dominion Energy, as part of which new 230 kV power lines for the data center will be laid next to residential buildings. Residents are not ready for such a close “neighborhood” because it disturbs their comfort environment.
At the same time, for several years, Northern Virginia has been a kind of largest hub for hosting data centers, which attracts many companies and investments, Servernews.ru notes. Of course, new data centers are gradually occupying more and more territory of the state, so local residents have started a fight against IT companies. For example, in 2021, they achieved the adoption of zoning rules for data centers, which determine the possibilities of building a data center in such a way as not to disturb the population.