A leader in high-performance, net carbon-neutral blockchain infrastructure, and software solutions, Core Scientific, Inc. plans to develop a 500 Megawatt knowledge heart at the Port of Muskogee, Oklahoma. The project is expected to create dozens of high-tech jobs over two years.
Located at the John T. Griffin Industrial Park the data center will be developed in phases with initial operations beginning in late 2022 and expected to be completed in 2023. Core Scientific's proprietary Minder fleet management software will enable the company to reduce power consumption in response to the needs of the local electricity providers.
“We applaud the Muskogee Metropolis-County Port Authority for recruiting Core Scientific to the realm,” mentioned Alba Weaver, senior supervisor of neighborhood affairs and financial growth for OG&E and Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance board member. “Muskogee’s business-friendly surroundings and placement close to key transportation infrastructure mixed with OG&E’s dependable and reasonably priced electrical service make for an excellent partnership. We look ahead to supporting Core Scientific’s development within the area.”
As one of the largest blockchain infrastructure providers in North America, Core Scientific is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint. The company works to maximize its energy mix, which currently comprises 55-60% of electricity from non-carbon-emitting sources such as hydro, wind, solar and nuclear.
"The strategic investment program grants an applicant up to 36 months to provide supporting documentation for the amount of their investment and quality jobs created," said Jeff Underwood, deputy director of industrial development at the Port of Muskogee. "Muskogee is blessed to have this program available for existing manufacturers as well as new business attractions."