Originally posted on Data Center POST

Quantum Loophole, Inc, a revolutionary developer of multi-gigawatt scale data center communities, announced the passage of the Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024 (CISA) in the state of Maryland, effective from July 1, 2024. The legislation, which received unanimous approval from both the House and Senate, was signed into law by Governor Wes Moore on May 9, 2024.

CISA is a legislative framework that facilitates immediate approvals for emergency backup power generation, shining a light on Maryland’s commitment to innovation and its welcoming attitude towards data center operations in the state. It also aims to attract major data center developments and the associated economic benefits. The CISA’s passage signals Maryland is serious about courting the data center industry and the economic development it can bring through capital investment, construction jobs, and permanent tech employment opportunities.

Rich Paul-Hus, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Quantum Loophole, expressed his support of the efforts of Governor Moore and the Maryland Legislature. He highlighted the potential benefits of the backup generators for sectors including education, hospitality, healthcare, and manufacturing. Located in Frederick, Maryland, just 20 miles from the Internet ecosystem of Northern Virginia, Quantum Loophole is uniquely positioned to attract new data centers to the region. The company’s data center community is designed to benefit not only the data center industry but also the surrounding environment and community.

At the bill signing press conference, Governor Moore remarked, “This bill is going to supercharge the data center industry in Maryland, so we can unleash more economic potential and create more good paying union jobs.” The enactment of CISA is expected to significantly boost data center development, thereby positively impacting Maryland’s economy.

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