06.02.22

New Data Center Powered by CSKT Hydro Announced at Daines’ Economic Summit

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined Governor Greg Gianforte, business mogul Kevin O’Leary, CSKT Secretary Martin Charlo and Bitzero CEO Akbar Shamji in announcing a new investment that will build a 50MW data center using renewable Hydropower from the CSKT.

“This new investment in the CSKT will support good-paying jobs in Montana, boost Montana’s economy and keep Montana at the forefront of the energy and technology sector,” Daines said. “I’m glad to announce this lucrative project at the Montana ‘On the Rise’ Economic Summit with Governor Gianforte, entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary, leadership from the CSKT and Bitzero CEO Shamji.  I look forward to the new and exciting opportunities this will bring to Montana.”

“There is a heathy competition developing amongst states to attract capital. Some states are excelling at developing pro business policy, regulations and taxes and have leadership that have actually run businesses in their careers. Montana has all of that and more. For me as an investor the state is a top 5 destination for long term capital investment,” O’Leary said.

“Montana is open for business to the world, and we're thrilled by this investment in Montana. Our continued focus on cutting taxes, rolling back red tape, and attracting and training workers in critical industries is key to fueling future job creation, growth, and prosperity,” Governor Gianforte said.

“We’re excited to announce this new opportunity at Senator Daines’ economic summit today which will benefit the nation and connect clean, baseload energy to next-gen computing,” CSKT Secretary Martin Charlo said.

 

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