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Virtual Community Meeting: Data Centers & Energy Infrastructure in Loudoun

March 4 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join us for a virtual community meeting about the explosive data center growth in the region, the new transmission line projects and substations needed to serve them in Loudoun, and the resulting cost burden on Virginia ratepayers.

We’ll also talk about ways for people to get involved. One of the next opportunities for Loudoun residents to weigh in is at an upcoming Board of Supervisors public hearing on Wed. March 13 covering a proposed rezoning for the large Belmont Innovation data center campus.

This webinar will take place on Monday, March 4 from 7–8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Staff from The Piedmont Environmental Council will give a presentation and leave time for Q/A.

The Zoom link will be provided after you register. The presentation will be recorded and made available afterward.


Over the last few years in the Virginia Piedmont, there has been a proliferation of data centers — the physical structures that store the digital world — and the energy infrastructure they will require. The explosive growth of the data center industry represents a major challenge to achieving a clean energy future in Virginia and has resulted in thousands of acres of rural land lost, along with adverse impacts to land and water and energy-intensive structures, at the expense of Virginia ratepayers. Learn more at pecva.org/datacenters.

Questions about the event? Contact Gem Bingol at gbingol@pecva.org.