Our Facilities


Texas, USA Operational

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Renewable energy

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Over 50

Direct full-time Jobs when fully operational

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420 acres

Land Size

Key Metrics

LocationChildress County, Texas (USA)
Land100% freehold
StatusOperational / Under Construction
Power Capacity100MW operating

250MW under construction
600MW power capacity


Dual physical fiber paths

EmploymentOver 50 full-time local jobs when fully operational

Our facility is located in Childress County, Texas (population 7,000), approximately 250 miles northwest of Dallas & in close proximity to multiple wind and solar generating facilities in the region.

The site is directly connected to the ERCOT electricity grid via a 345kV transmission connection located on the 420-acres of freehold land owned by IREN. The connection has the capacity to deliver 600MW of electricity to the site.

Our Childress operations today comprises 100MW of operating data centers and we are constructing an additional 250MW of data centers in 2024. The operations today support approximately 25 full-time local jobs, and over 150 contractors supporting our 2024 expansion. Once fully built out to 600MW, we expect Childress to support approximately 56 full-time local jobs.

Infrastructure such as (high wind rated design) warehousing, 3 phase power, town water and access roads have also been established to support operations and the future development phases.

The facility will generate long-term revenue streams for Childress County and the local community over the multi-decade expected life of the business. IREN has committed to hiring & purchasing locally and contracting with local businesses where it is possible and makes sense to do so.

Power Supply

The site is strategically placed in the West Texas Load Zone with access to low-cost excess renewable energy.

The region has approximately 37GW of renewable energy installed, however only approximately 18.5GW of nameplate transmission line capacity to export this renewable power to major load centers (such as Dallas and Houston) and due to technical constraints these lines can often only operate at approximately 12GW of effective transmission capacity.

This constraint currently results in wind and solar farms often being curtailed (or temporarily turned-off) at times of high renewable energy generation due to a lack of local load.

IREN's Childress operation will support existing renewable energy generation and further build out of renewable generation by establishing a flexible load in the West Texas Load Zone. which is able to operate during low-cost power during periods of oversupply (e.g. excess intermittent renewable energy) and then reduce electrical consumption during certain high price time periods when the market is in undersupply (e.g. solar/wind output is insufficient or during an extreme weather event).

Childress Texas