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NEWS : Facebook Plans Huge Expansion of Already Massive Georgia DataCenter

11 December 2020

Rendering of Facebook’s Newton, Georgia, data center campus, including the first phase and the planned second phase.

  • Just as the first phase of the massive Facebook data center in Newton, Georgia, was getting close to launching, the company announced it would add three more buildings to the campus.
  • Facebook said Thursday that the expansion would bring its total investment in the campus to $1 billion. The first phase, two buildings totaling about 1 million square feet announced in 2018, is expected to come online next year. The newly announced phase will add 1.5 million square feet.
  • As it races to build enough capacity to support growing demand, there’s pressure to build that capacity in a sustainable way. Also, this week Facebook announced a goal to have invested in as much renewable energy generation capacity as the amount of energy consumed by its global operations.
  • The expansion is the third Facebook data center construction project announced this year. In August the company announced plans to build a new campus in Tennessee. In June Facebook said it would build a data center campus in DeKalb, a town outside Chicago.
  • Facebook has three operational data centers it has built and manages on its own in Europe, located in Sweden, Denmark, and Ireland, and one under construction in Singapore. Like in North America, the company also leases data centers in Europe and Asia.

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