Sequoia Data Center

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Sequoia Data Center
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The applicant proposes to construct and operate the project at 2600 De La Cruz Boulevard in Santa Clara, California. The project would include grading of the currently vacant site to construct a four-story 703,450 square foot data center building, electrical substation, generator equipment yard, surface parking, and landscaping. The SBGF would consist of a total of 54 diesel-fired generators that would be used exclusively to provide backup generation to support the Critical Information Technology (IT) load of the server bays, mechanical cooling loads, and house power in the event of an emergency loss of utility power supply. The maximum electrical load of the SDC would be 96.5 MW. The SDC building would house computer servers for private clients in a secure and environmentally controlled structure and would be designed to provide 67.5 MW of Critical IT power. Approximately 70,000 square feet would be dedicated for administrative and office uses. The 54 backup generators would be located in a generation yard along the west and south sides of the SDC building. Each backup generator is proposed as a fully independent package system with a dedicated and integrated fuel tank located below the bottom level of the generator. The generation yard would be electrically interconnected to the SDC building through above-ground cables to a location within the building that houses electrical distribution equipment. The SDC would include construction of a new 100 megavolt amps (MVA) electrical substation in the western portion of the site. The substation would be capable of delivering electricity to the SDC from Silicon Valley Power but would not allow any electricity generated from the SBGF to be delivered to the transmission grid.

Contact Information

Marichka Haws
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Cyrus 1
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Northern California
Cross Streets
De La Cruz Boulevard and Martin Avenue

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Data Center)
Local Actions
Data Center
Project Issues
Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wildlife, Energy


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