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Texas is a prime location for companies developing data centers. According to the TechAmerica Foundation, Texas has the second largest technology workforce in the U.S., representing more than 29,000 technology companies.

In our four-state service territory, our 13,500 employees operate 40 plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capability. We also maintain 15,500 miles of high-voltage transmission lines.

Job Growth in the Data Centers Cluster

Entergy Region on Track to Outpace U.S. by 9.55%

*Source: EMSI 2015.3


Workers in the Entergy Texas Territory in Data Center-Relevant Occupations


Data Centers Located in Texas

Texas is a prime location for companies developing data centers.


Texas ranks 2nd overall on the Forbes “Best States for Business” list.

Read more about why business thrives in Texas.

Cost of Doing Business

  • Data centers in Texas do not collect sales and use taxes.
  • Equipment such as servers may also be exempt from sales taxes if certain criteria are met.
  • Entergy Texas is home to 26 companies listed on Fortune magazine’s list of the 500 largest public companies in the United States based on annual revenue.


  • Certified ready-to-go sites served by utility infrastructure
    • Electric power grid
    • Transmission-fed power
    • Onsite substation
    • Fiber availability and bandwidth
    • Water for cooling
  • Sites near power plant locations to decrease the “time to serve”
  • 25-acre minimum

Technically Skilled Workforce

  • Almost 50,000 workers in the Entergy Texas territory in data center-relevant occupations.
  • Almost 600 data centers employing 16,000 people are located in Texas with an average salary of $86,712.
  • 35% of residents in the service territory hold an associate’s degree or higher.

Entergy’s Energy Efficiency Programs

Ask us about:

  • 2kw racks vs. 5kw racks
  • Block heaters
  • Cooling systems
  • Air flow techniques
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