Google invests $700 million in Danish data centre, secures green energy

Google will invest almost $700 million in a Danish data centre powered by the abundant green energy that underpins power-intensive companies’ interest in the Nordic region. Google also said it would sign a power purchase agreement for the new Danish data centre to ensure it is powered by renewable energy. The Nordic countries, which can generate electricity relatively cheaply from renewable sources such as hydropower and wind, have long been a magnet for heavy power-using industries, but are now attracting power-hungry data centres. Annual investment in Nordic data centres could double to more than 4 billion euros by 2025, a new study published by the Nordic Council of Ministers, says. Google said it is also evaluating investments in a number of onshore and offshore wind and solar energy projects in Denmark. The new data centre in the small city of Fredericia will cost 4.5 billion Danish crowns and employ 150 to 200 staff once completed in 2021. - Reuters -



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