Favourable climate and low environmental footprint

Our biggest environmental advantage is our abundant hydro and wind power resource. If a hyperscale data center is located in a coal-based power system like Virginia in the US, the early consumption (assumed to be ~500 GWh) implies a footprint of more than 400.000 ton Co2. Located in Norway, the same footprint would be next to 0 ton Co2.

 Norway is:

  • not exposed to extreme natural occurrences such as: hurricanes, volcanic eruptions or tornadoes
  • relatively cold and the climate ensures natural cooling, reducing the need for power consumption