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Looking for a sustainable energy source for your data center? Look no further

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Director of Business Development Black Hills Energy

Are you looking to the future for your data center operations? If so, we encourage you to consider the Cheyenne, Wyoming, area. There are countless reasons to choose Cheyenne, including a potential partnership with Black Hills Energy.

A partnership with us means growth and stability for your business, as well as a commitment to sustainability. 

We are committed to creating a cleaner energy future for our customers and our planet. We have continued to achieve progress toward our goal to reduce electric utility emission intensity 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2040, and we have expanded our natural gas utility goal to be net zero for our distribution system by 2035.  Since 2005, we’ve reduced our electric utility emission intensity by one third and nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide emissions by nearly 80%.  

We have done this with costs in mind, offering low-cost utility scale renewable energy resources. We have developed innovative renewable solutions for our customers. One example is our Renewable Ready program. This program was created specifically to provide large commercial and industrial customers the option of fulfilling up to 100% of their electricity needs with low-cost utility-scale renewable energy resources direct from Black hills Energy. This is a subscription-based program that allows our customers to buy renewable energy through a wind facility in our state. The Renewable Ready program has been so successful that we’re fully subscribed at this time. 

Additionally, our innovative tariffs, such as the Large Power Contract Service Tariff available in Cheyenne, allows us to work with large customers to customize their energy service and resource mix. 

Or course, there are plenty of other reasons to choose us and the Cheyenne area.

Cheyenne in particular is ideal for data storage and processing loads. Elevation is 6,100 feet and the climate is semi-arid with an average annual temperature of 46.5 degrees. Annual precipitation is about 16 inches.

Cheyenne also straddles a convergence of regional and transcontinental fiber optic cables with six long-haul fiber providers within its footprint.

On the financial front, the State of Wyoming offers data centers incentives such as no personal state income taxes, no corporate income taxes, no inventory taxes and low property taxes. 

With all of this in mind, we invite you to think of Black Hills Energy as you plan your future growth. We will help your business thrive while maintaining a focus on sustainability.