It is estimated that data centres are responsible for 2% of the world’s annual CO2 emissions and 3% of power consumption.

“The partnership with DigiPlex shows that heat recovery to district heating systems is compatible with indirect air-to-air cooling technology…As part of our drive to make Stockholm fossil fuel-free, our objective is that 10% of Stockholm’s heating needs will be provided by recovered data centre waste heat,” says Anders Egelrud, CEO at Stockholm Exergi.

Close to 90% of all buildings in Stockholm are connected to the district heating network and the Swedish capital is one of the few cities in the world where large-scale heat reuse from major data centres is possible.