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Local News
8:51 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Tighten Vetting for UD Projects After Data Center Failure, Local Official Says

Proposed Data Center in Newark

New Castle County Council member Stu Markham is calling on the University of Delaware to more thoroughly vet major projects.

He says he wants to avoid the drawn out battle that developed over the proposed data center that included a gas-fired power plant at the old Chrysler site which drew sharp local opposition.

The University announced the termination of its 75 year lease with The Data Centers LLC with the viability of its plans for the 279-megawatt power plant coming into question.

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Local News
11:32 am
Fri May 30, 2014

UD Money Withheld Over Delays in Data Center Project

Proposed Data Center

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of the legislature's budget-writing committee are withholding $3 million from the University of Delaware in hopes of spurring progress on a proposed data center project on university-owned land in Newark.

Supporters of the project, including Gov. Jack Markell, say it would bring hundreds of construction jobs to Delaware, in addition to the data center jobs at the former Chrysler auto plant site.

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Local News
8:42 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Panel Gives Data Center Okay for Gas-Fired Power Facility


The Board of Adjustment yesterday reaffirmed its decision for a gas-fired power plant as part of the data center to be located on the site of the former Chrysler plant.

This will allow The Data Center LLC, which owns the project, to move forward with seeking a state air-quality permit.

The 900-thousand square foot facility would include a 279-megawatt capacity power plant on the site to generate power.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that opponents of the project hinted that they would move their case to Superior Court.


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Local News
3:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Newark Resident Appeals Zoning Decision for Data Center's Power Plant


A Newark resident says she’s ready to challenging the city’s zoning decision last month that allows a 237-megawatt power plant as part of a planned data-processing center.

Sherry Hoffman filed her appeal this week with the Newark Board of Adjustment.

She is asking that the Board overturn a January decision by the city planner that gives the green light to the project located at the former Chrysler plant.

Hoffman lives near the facility.

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12:10 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Bloom Energy Takes Root In Delaware; Could Create 900 Jobs

Bloom Energy and Delaware officials at the groundbreaking event for the manufacturing plant


The future of Delaware's 'green' industrial technology now rests on the site where tanks, cars and S.U.V.'S were once manufactured.

This week, California-based Bloom Energy began the groundbreaking process for its' 200,000 square-foot, fuel-cell plant, making Newark's former Chrysler assembly plant a thing of the past.

Delaware Governor Jack Markell said the event brought the site full circle.

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