Search giant Google announced today that it is opening a 14th data center. This one is in Alabama, inside a former coal-fired power plant in Jackson County, and Google has also cut a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority, the region’s electric power operator to scout for new renewable power projects and put them online. U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions issued a statement saying: “It is great news indeed to hear that Google is joining other world-class companies who have recognized that Alabama is a good place to do business. Google’s new data site, which I understand is their first new U.S. location in almost a decade, will bring hundreds of millions of dollars of high-tech investment into Jackson County, and will employ some 100 Alabamians with good-paying jobs.” Google’s facility will be just the seventh such U.S. location and only the fourteenth internationally.