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The modern, digitalised world is producing steadily increasing quantities of data which need to be processed and stored in a sustainable fashion. Norway’s unique combination of natural resources, technological expertise and extensive investment makes it an environmentally optimal location for data centres.
Ninety-eight per cent of Norway’s electricity is produced from renewable sources such as hydropower and wind. And in a typical year, Norway produces more electricity than it consumes. Moreover, the cool climate enables energy-efficient cooling, and several locations involve reuse of existing infrastructure and/or excess heat.
Large Data centers are heavy industrial scale facilities and require huge amounts of electricity. Norway ´s offer is unique in this context, not only presenting a 97% share of renewables in its power production but also foreseeing a significant surplus and extremely competitive price forecasts for the years to come. Long term power prices in Norway are expected to be the lowest in the Nordics, further boosted by a significant tax reduction from 2016.
Abundant, highly competitive and renewable power through a resilient, redundant grid represents a second to none proposal to the datacenters of the future.