Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
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3/11/23  11:09 am
Commenter: Jeff Flading

NO. No pollution solution for poor planning

If data centers can't maintain their availability standards it may cost them money when they don't meet the service level agreements they committed to in their contracts.  It could cost them money.  That is how it should be.  It will provide financial incentive for better planning relative to data center development in line with grid capacity.  If the DEQ bails them out with a pollution solution, not only does the DEQ incentivize future poor planning, you ask the citizens to cover these mistakes with their health and quality of life.  It would be wrong and it would encourage more problems like this in the future.  Data center developers and local governments created this problem.  Do not ask the citizens to pay for it with their health.

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