PowerHouse Data Centers has expanded out of Virginia and into Nevada with plans for a new campus in Reno.

The AREP-owned company this week announced it has closed on the site of PowerHouse Reno; a three-building, 900,000 square foot (83,610 sqm) powered shell data center campus being developed in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC).

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Rendering of Power House's North Carolina project – PowerHouse Data Centers

The campus will provide more than 65MW of bridging power, which is scheduled to be in place by year-end 2025.

"As the growth of AI throughout all industries continues to push hyperscale demand roll out, sites like PowerHouse Reno will serve the market with near-term power delivery at attractive costs with reliable renewable energy components," said Doug Fleit, co-founder and CEO of AREP and PowerHouse. "This is another important addition to our portfolio of data centers and we are extremely pleased to be continuing our relationship with Harrison Street as our partner in this venture."

Michael Hochanadel, managing director and head of digital for Harrison Street, added: "The expansion of the PowerHouse platform into the highly connected and desirable Reno market is an important step in addressing the challenges facing leading technology firms. PowerHouse is well-positioned to capitalize on evolving customer requirements, and our Reno location aligns with the needs of the market. We look forward to further expansion across the U.S. in the future."

PowerHouse was founded by American Real Estate Partners (AREP) and Harrison Street in 2022. The company currently has a data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia, which was leased to CyrusOne in May 2023, and is planning developments on two other sites in the state.

The company also recently gained approval for a data center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tract last year announced plans for a 2,200 acre data center park inside the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC), located in Storey County. EdgeCore and Novva also have plans for facilities in the TRIC.

Switch is the largest data center provider in Nevada, with DataBank, EdgeCore, and Deep Edge also having a presence in the state.

Google launched a Nevada-based cloud region in 2020, with AWS launching a Las Vegas Local Zone in 2021. Apple operates a facility in Reno. Microsoft acquired around 275 acres in Silver Springs, Nevada, last year.