Northern Virginia data centers could strain power grid
February 27, 2023
Data centers in Northern Virginia starting to draw new environmental concerns.
Monday, The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will weigh whether the centers get a waiver on air pollution.
Northern Virginia hosts the largest collection of data centers in the world. A recent report from the DEQ suggests that could put a strain on Virginia’s electric grid. The solution the DEQ proposed is to let the centers run their power generators more. Only problem is that could violate Virginia’s standards for air quality.