Meta will invest $800 million for setting up a data center — with an approximately 900,000 square feet — in Temple, Texas.
The new facility will be located on 393 acres off NW H K Dodgen Loop and Industrial Blvd., and will support approximately 100 operational jobs in the community. The project is expected to employ 1,250 construction workers onsite during peak construction, which will begin in Spring 2022.
Meta’s data centers use 32 percent less energy, have achieved net zero carbon emissions, are LEED Gold level certified and are 80 percent more water-efficient on average than industry standard, with a goal to restore more water than they consume by 2030.
In Texas, Meta has invested in more than 700 MW of new wind and solar energy. The company adds new renewable energy to each data center’s local grid.