Swedes Might Lower Energy Taxes to Attract Data Centers
A government task force in Sweden is studying how a tax reduction might lure more data centers to the country, according to Data Center Knowledge.
The task force is looking at the effect of a reduction on taxes for electricity use – from the current 20 cents SEK per 1 kWh to 0.5 cents SEK, reports the magazine.
Some big name companies have located data centers in the Nordics lately, attracted by low-cost hydroelectric energy and cool weather, which helps keep data centers cool.
Facebook’s data center in Lulea, Sweden, on the edge of the Arctic Circle, is powered by hydroelectric energy so reliable that it has been able to reduce the number of backup generators required at the site by more than 70 percent and achieve a power usage effiicency (PUE) of 1.07.
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